Ellie Weisblat, Program Manager, manages BVGH’s African Access Initiative (AAI) members and partners in Cameroon and Tanzania, along with projects across BVGH’s network of program partners. Before joining BVGH, she worked as a member of the Foodborne Illness Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health. Ellie received her BS, Biology, and BA, Spanish, from Gonzaga University, and her MPH, Epidemiology with a graduate minor in Global Health, from the University of Minnesota. Her interest in global health began after spending a month in Chimfunshi, Zambia, doing field biology work and observing the local health clinic. Ellie is originally from Spokane, Washington and now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In her spare time, she enjoys running with her running club, spending time outdoors, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.