Hamida Chumpa ’21 is a Biology and Sociology adhoc major with a minor in Natural Sciences. She is also a fellow of the Jeannette K. Watson fellowship. Currently, she is a Program and Research Assistant at a nonprofit organization in the Bronx known as LaalNYC where she conducts data analysis to inform programs to empower vulnerable South Asian immigrant communities.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamida has been assessing the needs of the Bronx community and organizing food pantries as well as designing outreach plans to increase engagement between contact tracers and immigrant communities to widen access to healthcare.
In June 2019 Hamida interned at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs where she facilitated a class of adult immigrants on conversational English and promoted awareness of their civil rights. Throughout college, she was a manager at Khan’s Tutorial where she mentored over 50 students to gain admission to college.
Hamida plans for a future in public health where she can fight for accessible and equitable healthcare for marginalized people of color.