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Jasmine Olivera

Jasmine Olivera

MPhil in Public Health Candidate, Public Health and Primary Care


Biography:

My name is Jasmine N. Olivera, I am an MPhil in Public Health candidate at the Institute of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. Originally from New York, much of my work has focused on remediating occupational health and safety issues for immigrant workers from Latin America in the New York City Metropolitan area, and advocating for policy change in this regard. The research I have completed and safety training curriculums I have developed through this work have been recognized and requested for use by national organizations in the U.S. like the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Day Laborers Organizing Network. I am currently looking for ways to further my engagement in issues relating to migration, mobility and movement through research and policy development. Being of Puerto Rican heritage and growing up in largely immigrant community, familiarizing myself with drivers and patterns of migration and engaging in advocacy and policy solutions has always been a passion of mine. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and research experiences in migration studies to the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, while expanding my knowledge of and engagement in work relating to human movement.

Research Interests

I am interested in researching the drivers and patterns of forced migration from the Latin America and Caribbean region, as well as the availability and quality of health care services available to this population group in the U.S., U.K. and/or the European Union. I am also interested in using this research to advocate for policy change or the development of programs and services that benefit immigrant, refugee and asylum seeking populations in this regard.