We are excited to be highlighting the winners from this year’s RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition).
A reminder to everyone that there is still time to sponsor advocacy perks for Rockstars for our Rockstar Fundraiser!
Sanjana Buddi is the recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity Award
This award is given to an individual who distinguishes themselves in the following ways:
- Nominee’s work shows alignment with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision for building a Culture of Health and achieving health equity.
- Nominee’s work demonstrated success to change systems that impact health outcomes in one or more of the following areas: access to quality care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing, and public safety.
- Nominee’s work provided a solution to improve outcomes for groups most affected by health disparities.
- Nominee’s successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities within the past two years.
Now, let’s learn a little bit more about Rockstar, Sanjana Buddi!
Sanjana Buddi is a junior at Rutgers University-New Brunswick studying IT with a minor in Political Science. She has dedicated the past four years of her life to volunteering and helping expand a non-profit called the People for Urban and Rural Education and has taken on the Director of Global Outreach position. Not only has she traveled to India and Barbados in order to address and end period poverty, but she has also raised funds in order to provide assistance to improve schools in Nepal, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Trinidad and Tobago. Her experience interacting with students in India inspired her to deliver a TEDx talk in order to encourage other students to volunteer and make a lasting impact and advocate to promote equity in classrooms across the globe. Sanjana intends to continue her advocacy work for students in underserved nations and communities to guarantee that they do not face any barriers while attending school.
Thank you Sanjana Buddi for being a Rockstar!