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Harvard Class of 2016
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In 2016, India Perez-Urbano graduated from Harvard College where she studied Sociology and Global Health & Health Policy under the pre-medical track. Throughout her college career, India was committed to fighting for the rights of people living with HIV, Hepatitis C and addiction. She was a leading organizer of the Harvard College Global Health & AIDS Coalition and was actively involved in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics.
She is committed to advocating for increased access to life-saving knowledge and resources for people who use drugs and for the community at large. India has recognized the alarming burgeoning opioid epidemic in Rockland County (particularly among our youth) and has returned to her hometown to organize community efforts around peer-to-peer support, harm reduction, and overdose prevention.
She authored a journal article in The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal titled “How the War on Drugs Continues to Fuel the Hepatitis C Epidemic in America.” She is also a contributing author of an activist guide for increasing access to Hepatitis C treatment in low- and middle-income countries, published by Treatment Action Group. In 2015, she served as the HIV & TB Intern for Medecins Sans Fronteires/Doctors Without Borders. In 2015, India spearheaded a survey initiative at AHOPE Boston Needle Exchange Program to better understand the injection practices and environments of active intravenous drug users, with the hopes of informing the introduction of a syringe vending machine in America.