Jada Allen, BA '25
Jada Allen is majoring in Public Policy, minoring in Chemistry, and pursuing the Health Policy Certificate. She will graduate with the class of 2025 and is from Lumberton, NC. Her primary research interests are health equity in rural and BIPOC communities, nutrition and health outcomes, and investment in Native healthcare systems. In Durham, NC, she is researching hypertension and self-monitored blood pressure on a Bass Connections team and serves as an Advocate with the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF). Jada is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She is currently serving on the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)’s Youth Council and worked to address vaccine hesitancy in her tribal community. As a Margolis Scholar, Jada is excited to collaborate with fellow Scholars and Margolis faculty to build on her knowledge and develop innovative, community-centered health policy.