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Michelle Gin, MPH

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speaker Topic: Nuclear Weapons
Medical Specialty: Medical Student, Public Health
PSR Affiliation: Student PSR Coordinator
School Affiliation: University of Minnesota

Biographical sketch:

Michelle Gin is the Program Coordinator for Student PSR at the national office of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Michelle is a current student at the University of Minnesota working towards her Masters in Public Health, specializing on maternal and child health. From 2008-2013, Michelle worked on various projects such as the ‘Avoid the Stork’ campaign and sexual health education in Iowa, to eradicating female genital mutilation in The Gambia, to nuclear weapons abolition awareness in South Asia, and more. 

She is an active member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Student Movement. She leads the Nuclear Weapons Inheritance Project (NWIP) that engages medical and allied health students from around the world in a structured dialogue focused on nuclear weapons and the promotion of Nuclear Weapons Free Zones.

Michelle enjoys empowering her peers to be fellow advocates for social change and to raise awareness across the globe. Her goal for 2013 is to invigorate and expand SPSR. She hopes that chapters will become more active in their respective communities. She lives in Minnesota and loves to travel.

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