Zoe Zwecker

Zoe Zwecker

2020 Summer Interns

Zoe Zwecker

Degree

Class of 2021

Zoe is a rising senior at Colorado College where she studies Environmental Science and Global Health while pursuing a pre medicine tract. Zoe’s primary research interests investigate the intersection between a changing climate and its effects on human health. Though much of the work Zoe does at Colorado College (through her involvement with women in STEM, teaching 4th and 5th graders about sustainability, and her research on the Pikes Peak Massif region) are directly related to understanding the climate crisis, she hopes Margolis will help her understand the important translation from this, to health and policy more deeply. Her involvement with the medical field began when she had the opportunity to shadow physicians at her local hospital. Here, she learned that much of what happens, particularly in rural communities is managing chronic conditions which are largely underpinned in inequality or the social determinates of health. This focus is reflected in her engagement with the Margolis center where her work on the Southeastern Diabetes Intervention project focuses on understanding health disparities from a geospatial perspective to aid in more productive community intervention and policy. Zoe hopes to improve health outcomes by considering the built and natural environment that surrounds patients.