Shay Slifko is the Program Manager for the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities. She brings a unique professional background to this role working in the context of international education with a specific focus in global health program leadership. She has experience collaborating with universities and international partners focusing on preparing learners to engage in international settings. Formerly, Shay served as a board member for an HIV prevention advocacy organization, an Assistant Director of international enrollment, and she was an an adjunct faculty member teaching English as a Foreign Language.

In addition to her work in international education, Shay works in the field of global health from a programmatic standpoint. She has conducted grant research on a WASH education-project in Cambodia collaborating with a non-profit organization, Caring for Cambodia and most recently, Shay collaborates with Heart to Heart International in conducting monitoring and evaluation assessments for their community health worker training program in Haiti. Her background has equipped her in collaborating in the field of international partnerships and supporting global health education. She enjoys working with learners shaping equitable and culturally-appropriate approaches in global health education. Shay earned a master of arts in Comparative and International Education from Lehigh University and, in May 2018, earned a professional Certificate in Public Health Leadership at the University of North Carolina Gilling’s School of Global Public Health.