Sonia Rego

Public Health Researcher.

Food Grower.

Dog Walker.

About Me

I am currently a Health Systems Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working on projects in Cambodia, India, and Pakistan. Prior to this, I served with the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, worked with a community-based health organization in Ghana, served refugees in the United States, and worked in racial health disparities research. My interests are in community health, sustainability, and local food systems. I speak Kazakh (advanced), and Spanish (beginner). I am a holistic gardener and a dog walker, and live in the UK with Matt Kusner and our superdog, Nora Ruth.

Work Experience

  • 2018-Present

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Research Fellow

  • 2017-2018

    Healthwatch City of London

    Communications & Young Person's Coordinator

  • 2017

    Living Under One Sun

    Assistant Grower

  • 2016

    Ghana Health and Education Initiative

    Health Program Coordinator

  • 2014-2015

    International Institute of Saint Louis

    Refugee Coordinator

  • 2013-2014

    George Warren Brown School of Social Work

    Research Assistant

  • 2013

    Washington University School of Medicine

    Research Assistant

  • 2010-2011

    United States Peace Corps, Kazakhstan

    Peace Corps Volunteer, Education Program


  • 2014

    Master of Public Health

    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

  • 2010

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    University of Texas at Dallas


  • 2017-Present

    The Cinnamon Trust

  • 2017-2018

    Queen's Wood Café Garden

  • 2017


  • 2013-2015

    Earthdance Farms

  • 2006-2010

    Plano Animal Shelter


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