Karima Alwishah

EHRA Coordinator
E-mail: ksalwish@umich.edu
Brief info

Karima Alwishah is a public health undergraduate student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Initially, Karima was enrolled in biological science studies in the hope of studying molecular biology and genetics in graduate school. However, at the beginning of junior year, Karima switched to the field of public health to study the art of disease prevention and health promotion. Currently, Karima is interested in environmental health studies as a sector of the public health field. She recently completed a fellowship by the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, in which she served on a 10-person Clean Air Council, a fellowship hosted and sponsored by Wayne State University Transnational Environmental Law Clinic at Wayne Law with support from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. Through this work, she gained applied knowledge related to air pollution and policy, environmental racism and the Clean Air Act from longtime experts in law, environmental health and community organizing. Karima received the honor of being named UM-Dearborn Difference Maker for the year 2018. Her ultimate goal is to work in the United Nations’ World Health Organization with special focus on the Middle East health crises.