public health advocate

mariana stephens

Mariana Stephens is working toward eradicating intestinal worm infections in children everywhere.

Mariana is an accomplished veteran of the international public health sector solving complex challenges associated with delivering maternal and child health as well as ensuring food security and nutrition.

Throughout her multi-decade career, Mariana has served in various leadership roles at global non-government organizations including CARE, World Vision International and Habitat for Humanity International. She is currently the deputy director of Children Without Worms, the first program to focus exclusively on soil-transmitted parasitic worm infections in children across the globe.

Mariana holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University and a Master in Public Health from the Universityof Alabama in Birmingham.

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