Tania Calle is a junior at Williams College, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Health. After finishing her undergraduate career, she plans on enrolling into a dual MPH/MD program. She hopes to use her expertise in public health and medicine to promote reproductive and sexual health in marginalized communities, specifically among women of color and immigrants.
As part of SUMR, Tania was involved in two different research projects. One project was alongside Donna Coviello, PhD, and aimed to study the contribution of drug abuse to the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV/AIDS. The second project she worked on was with Therese S. Richmond, PhD, where she examined pain management among black and Latinx trauma patients.
At Williams College, Tania is the Vice President of Community and Diversity on Williams’ College Council. She uses this position to advocate for an increase in access to mental health services, student representation, and institutional accountability. She also serves as the Political Events Coordinator of Vista, the Latinx Student Union, and dances on Ritmo Latino, an Afro-Latinx dance group. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing, reading, and traveling.