A recent graduate of Columbia University, Tehya earned her Master of Public Health degree with a certificate in Population Mental Health from the Department of Population and Family Health. Her current position as Manager of Health and Well-being at The Partnership for the Homeless affords her the opportunity to develop a new, trauma-informed mental and emotional wellness program to support clients in housing distress.
At CTIPP, Tehya works to analyze and synthesize key concepts in existing trauma-informed policies and practices for dissemination to stakeholders. She also explores theoretical applications of trauma-informed systems and future directions of trauma-informed policy and practice.
She is most passionate about addressing mental health inequities and promoting culturally aligned, holistic wellness in communities of color both domestically and abroad. Tehya graduated cum laude from Kenyon College with a major in Psychology, a minor in Neuroscience, and a focus in public health and research.
Tehya Boswell, MPH
Divya is currently an MPH student at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences with a concentration in Child, Youth, and Family health. She is passionate about increasing public health literacy and working towards more equitable healthcare practice through focusing on culturally competent medical education. Divya graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Public Health in 2021. While there she was involved in qualitative research working with youth experiencing homelessness and the Most Steer Clear Campaign in King County, Washington.
Madeleine is an MPH student at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences with a History, Ethics, and Law certificate. She is passionate about achieving health equity through policy, dissecting the sociopolitical factors driving disparities, and understanding how laws affect the well-being of socially-marginalized populations. In 2021, Madeleine graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Movement Science and a BA in Women's Studies. During her undergraduate education, she was involved in multiple projects investigating disparities in oncology care at Michigan Medicine and the pervasiveness of the criminal justice system through a visual culture lens.
Karina Zysman is a Master of Public Health student in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. In her studies, Karina engages in critical inquiry, learning how to navigate macro policy environments and management challenges to advance health equity, understand stakeholders, and evaluate policies and programs. She leverages her interdisciplinary background in arts education, policy, and psychology to advocate for trauma-informed and resilience-centered initiatives in education and health. Karina has extensive experience working in clinical and community-based health, with a primary focus on serving underserved populations and children with a wide range of mental health needs. Prior to joining the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice, Karina worked as a teaching artist and research assistant, integrating evidence-based, trauma-informed and mindfulness techniques in the classroom to support children with Autism and learning disabilities in the Los Angeles area. While studying at UCLA for her undergraduate degree, Karina worked as a research project coordinator at the UCLA Art and Global Health Center, where she was responsible for conducting cutting-edge, qualitative research while providing HIV positive individuals with therapeutic healing through trauma-informed, art-based practices. In her free time, Karina enjoys soaking up some sunshine while doing yoga, writing poetry, or painting. She loves to spend time with her younger sisters. You can probably find Karina swimming at the beach, like a true So-cal native!