Alessandra Grasso, BS
Student Research Assistant, Baltimore Project
MSPH Student, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Alessandra Grasso received her BS in Engineering Science- Nanomedicine from the University of Virginia. After completing her BS, she traveled and farmed in Spain and Italy for one year before enrolling as a student at Johns Hopkins in the fall of 2013.
She started her public health career as a research assistant for the Global Obesity Prevention Center’s Project II: B’More Healthy Communities for Kids. As research assistant, Alessandra recruited study participants and conducted baseline interviews; conducted data entry; assisted in the organization and development of intervention materials; and is currently involved in carrying out process evaluation activities for wholesalers/stores and is coordinating wholesaler level activities.
Alessandra spent the summer of 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a Global Health Established Field Placement Grant Recipient at Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health where she supported Jhpiego’s nutrition pre-service education endeavors for the Empowering New Generations for Improved Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project. She is determined to work towards global food security; improving nutritional status of women, children, youth, and their families; and preventing chronic diseases.