Jina Joan Dcruz has a PhD in Behavior Sciences and graduated from the CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship program. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Economics, Sociology and a postgraduate degree in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. As a perpetually curious student of behavior and technology, Jina is determined to figure out how she can use both to change the world and make a difference.
Jina was born and raised in one of those oddball National Geographic locations. She leads multiple lives trying to be a public health informatician, academic researcher, writer, analytics and social media enthusiast, and an aspiring Nobel Prize winner (she is very modest too). Besides her current job, Jina has had myriad experiences working as a Development Consultant in South Asia, a Lifestyle Counselor and a Behavior Change Communications expert.
She writes poetry and explores food history to escape from existential quandaries.