Emily Lycurgo Teixeira is from Cape Cod, MA attending Tufts University as a first-generation American and college student studying Spanish Cultural Studies and Biology. Her interest in reproductive and maternal health started young in her own family with the rich culture surrounding birth in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Emily speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish and believes that representation and multiculturalism is an essential step to eradicating negative social determinants of health. She hopes to give back to her community one day as an obstetrician.
Emily is currently a Social Media Co-Chair of Maternal Advocacy and Research for Community Health (MARCH), the maternal health student organization at Tufts University.