Executive Committee 2019

Madhushree Zope – Conference Co-Chair

Lea Sacca – Conference Co-Chair

Executive Committee Bios:

Madhushree Zope – Conference Co-Chair

Educational Background: I am currently a 1st year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with majors in biology and biochemistry. I plan to pursue the global health track at Baylor and incorporate global health in my future medical career.

I became involved with HGHC because: I was looking for opportunities to contribute to the diverse global health professional community here in the Texas Medical Center. I was particularly excited about HGHC since it aims to bring together multiple institutions and academic fields to tackle global health issues.

My goal for the HGHC conference this year is: To allow professionals at all stages in their training to collaborate with and be exposed to one another’s interests in global health. To ensure the conference truly serves as an open forum for the intermingling of ideas and a think tank for healthcare solutions worldwide.


Lea Sacca – Conference Co-Chair

Educational Background: I am a 2nd year MPH student in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Global Health at UTSPH Houston. I have a B.S in Public Health and Development Sciences from the University of Balamand – Lebanon, and I was granted the Fulbright Scholarship from the U.S Department of State to pursue my masters degree in Houston.

I became involved with HGHC because: After undergoing an internship at the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, I was intrigued to know more about the global health field, and how the health statuses of different countries are interlinked through the process of globalization. I have a passion to learn more about global infectious diseases, mental health problems, non-communicable diseases, as well as learning how to implement effective interventions in order to raise awareness and promote health. Since I participated in organizing several national campaigns with the ministry (Breast cancer campaign, Breastfeeding campaign, CVD campaign, food safety awareness campaign…), I got involved in this conference since it has the ability to highlight important global health issues for local, national, and international organizations and agencies to tackle.

My goal for HGHC Conference this year:  To encourage more students and health professionals to attend this one of a kind collaborative, and to empower people with hope and dedication so that they can make a difference in this world by investing their knowledge into the different areas and topics tackled during the conference.