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Welcome, Saumya!

We’re excited to have Saumya Sao join our Capacity Building & Evaluation team!  

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October 16, 2022

We’re excited to have Saumya join Valerie, Deb, Mac, and Sam in our Capacity Building and Evaluation department as a Project Coordinator. Their bubbly energy, expertise in the field, and willingness to learn makes them a great addition to our team! Saumya has a background as a reproductive health researcher and earned their bachelor’s degree in global health and gender studies, focusing on global sexual, reproductive, and maternal health. They have an interested in the intersection of health and gender and determining how to dismantle power structures that create inequitable healthcare outcomes.
As a Project Coordinator at Healthy Teen Network, Saumya will be assisting with design and coordination of our training and technical assistance services.
Saumya wants to spend their life working to increase access to reproductive healthcare services and education, as an advocate, physician, and educator. As a Project Coordinator at Healthy Teen Network, Saumya will be assisting with design and coordination of our training and technical assistance services.
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Saumya Sao

We asked Saumya what they wish they had learned in sex ed growing up but didn’t, and they shared, “My high school sex ed was one all-school assembly in which a guest speaker told us to wait until marriage or you are a horrible person, so pretty much learning anything beyond that would have been wonderful!”

In their free time, Saumya loves hammocking in Patterson Park, drinking lattes at Pitango Café, and hanging out with friends and their dogs. Their favorite  fall activities include baking everything with pumpkin or apples, cozy scary movie nights with friends, and seeing the trees change color in the park! 

Welcome to the crew, Saumya!

At Healthy Teen Network, we believe that every young person has a right to live their authentic sexuality. And we see you, the professionals and caring adults, helping them do this. We know you do your best when you're connected to great opportunities and resources. That's why we're here...to help make those connections and support you. Read more about us.