Deborah Dauda joined CFHI in November 2017. As the Assistant Director for Africa, she provides leadership and management for CFHI’s Africa Programs, ensuring high-quality, ethical programming for participants while fostering domestic and international partnerships and engagement. Deborah graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies, and obtained concurrent graduate degrees in Public Health (MPH; Community Health Sciences, & Global Health Cert.) and African Studies (MA; African Studies-Refugee Education and Health) from the Fielding School of Public Health and the International Institute at UCLA respectively. Before CFHI, Deborah worked in Fresno County, California for the California Department of Public Health in the STD Control Branch as a Program Manager for the Chlamydia Screening Quality Improvement Project. Prior to that, she worked at UCLA in the Department of History and the International Institute as an Academic Advisor.
As a first-generation Nigerian-American, Deborah is passionate about building sustainable futures through ‘Glocal’ partnerships, gender-mainstreaming, health equity, social justice, and formal/informal education. Deborah enjoys dancing, cooking, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her son.
Deborah loves working with the CFHI team, partners and students to champion grounded approaches to global health education and experiential learning.