Natalie Draisin’s commitment to road safety emerged from a tragedy. As an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, her friend was killed by a drunk driver while walking to school. She became determined to prevent other children from dying on the roads as they exercised their fundamental human right to an education. She advocated for breathalyzers in cars to prevent drunk driving and formed a coalition of organizations including Baltimore DOT, MADD, and Hopkins to reformat streets around campus to make them safer. She now works to ensure safe and healthy journeys to school for children all over the world. Prior to joining the FIA Foundation, she worked with the WHO and National Transportation Safety Board. Alongside Community Health Workers in Kenya, she focused on preventing on HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria. She served as a Leadership Fellow with the Pew Charitable Trusts, and consultant at Accenture. A Sommer Scholar, Natalie has a BA, MPH, and MBA from Johns Hopkins University.
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