Olivia (Livy) Low graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College in 2013 with a degree in Political Science, and will begin medical school in the fall of 2014. In the future, she hopes to use her degrees in medicine and public health to improve the well-being of people living in poverty. Her passion for global health began when she joined GlobeMed, a student-driven nonprofit that partners university students with community-based health organizations worldwide.
Her senior thesis was titled: “From Ideals to Implementation: Explaining the Global Transition to Universal Health Coverage.” Health as a human right and universal coverage are areas of interest for her.
She has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was recently awarded the Alpha Zeta Club Graduate Scholarship from Barnard.
As an amateur photographer, she is also interested in the use of photojournalism and storytelling as tools for advocacy. Though she is pursuing medicine, she strives to blend her love of words and narrative to enhance her work as a health advocate. Art and science have never seemed at odds, but rather complementary to her. Every day, she’s trying to figure out how to lead a life of immersion, compassion, and adventure!
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson