Teach For America

Tackling health disparity with innovation and student empowerment

About the author

Liz Chen is a 2010 alumna of Teach For America–Eastern North Carolina. After earning an undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 2010, she taught biology and chemistry at Northampton County High School for two years. Liz co-founded MyHealthEd in 2016, a nonprofit organization that uses human- centered design to improve the health and well-being of youth of every identity. She also serves as a co- director of ENC STEM, a three-week summer program serving students across three local school districts in eastern North Carolina. The program was founded in partnership with two Teach For America alumni, including Liz’s now husband, Dale Hammer.

Liz has a master’s degree in public health from UNC Chapel Hill. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She and Dale split time between Chapel Hill, NC and Littleton, NC.

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