SOAS, University of London Postgraduate Award, SOAS, University of London - Anthropology
Sacha graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Music. For her thesis, she completed a meta-analysis and systematic review on polysomnographic findings in children and adolescents with chronic pain. Through her coursework in neuroscience and the Interdisciplinary Honors Program at the University of Washington, as well as her experiences shadowing health care professionals in Lebanon and France, she was exposed to the neurophysiological study of trauma and current trends in global health and migration. This inspired a passion for researching trauma in vulnerable displaced populations. At SOAS, Sacha will study the nexus between mental health, displacement, culture and politics. She also plans to work with organisations in London that provide medical resources to refugees, and to reach out to government officials to get an inside look at the policy-making process of the UK's Department of Health and Social Care. She is also excited to get involved with a London-based choir and instrumental ensemble. Sacha has developed a long-term interest in medicine and plans on attending medical school upon returning to the US.