Lizzy Unger, Baltimore City Health Depatment
Lizzy will be working as a OneBaltimore Fellow with the Baltimore City Health Department. She will work with a special team of Fellows to listen to and collaborate with communities to better understand the causes of health disparities in the city. Lizzy believes in the power of storytelling to increase empathy and understanding and will utilize her communications background to help Baltimore residents share their stories and reframe the conversation about some of the core issues across the city.
Lizzy recently graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Marketing, a minor in Spanish and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. She previously worked on the global communications team at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a nonprofit which supports the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide. Lizzy has also spent extensive time traveling and volunteering abroad and has lived in Mexico, Australia and Vietnam. She cofounded the Little Seeds School, a student-run initiative to combat childhood malnutrition in Northern Vietnam through renovations of a local school.
Why do you choose to live and work in Baltimore?
I've been wanting to make the move from the DC area to Baltimore for a while. I love the city's strong local culture and thriving music and arts scene. I think this is an incredible city but it also faces some huge challenges. I am honored to be given this unique opportunity to serve the city.
What's one surprising fact about yourself?
I'm a really good hula hooper.
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