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Hemali Oza
Herz Global Impact Award
Emory University
Ph.D. Student, Environmental Health Sciences

Hemali is an Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) doctoral student, Laney Graduate Fellow, and is interested in measuring and building climate resilience among developing and in informal settlements. Influenced by her father’s upbringing in a rural Indian village, she is particularly interested in resilience as it pertains to water systems and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Hemali received a B.S.P.H. in EHS in 2018 and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering in 2019, both from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she worked on point-of-use water treatment projects that resulted in publications of her research. Hemali also enjoys dancing with Saraas, Emory’s Indian dance team.