Elizabeth Montoya

Queen Mary, University of London Postgraduate Award - Global Public Health and Policy

Elizabeth Montoya's journey has been fascinating, with her ambition to leave a positive legacy. In 2022 Elizabeth obtained her bachelor's with honors from The University of California, Irvine (UCI). She earned her B.S. in Immunology and Microbiology, B.A. in Sociology, a minor in Medical Humanities, and certificates from numerous fields of study including Social Determinants of Health in Latino Communities.

Elizabeth conducted research in Immunology and Sociology and presented both subjects at conferences. Elizabeth was also active on her campus; was a public affairs host for her radio show, helped create a financial grant to support the student body during the COVID19 pandemic, and established workshops for marginalized community students. She is excited to leave a positive impact at QMUL and aid her affiliate working in immigrant communities in London. Elizabeth’s motivation is that everyone should have access to quality health care, her desires to learn more about public health policies that different communities/countries use to improve the quality of life for their people and compare it to the US.

Elizabeth is excited to be part of Fulbright as it will help her achieve her goal of becoming a physician-scientist and working to improve the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities.