Beth Charpentier

Beth Charpentier is a second-year student at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where she focuses on community-based child survival programs in conflict and emergency settings.  Beth began working with ethnic groups from Burma in 2005 while teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  In 2009, she moved to the Thai/Burma border, where she worked on community-based child survival and malaria control programs serving displaced populations in Eastern Burma.  After returning to New York, she worked as the coordinator for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Human Rights Clinic, and in 2011 she began her studies at Columbia University in the Program on Forced Migration and Health.  She continues to volunteer with resettled refugees and Burmese human rights groups in New York.  Following the completion of her degree in May 2013, she plans to continue working at the intersection of health and human rights, both globally and locally.