Alex B. Hill
Profile: Currently a Community Health Worker in Detroit, Alex is working with families to reverse the effects of the childhood obesity epidemic among African-American adolescents. Alex holds a BA in International Relations and African Studies from Michigan State University with specializations in International Development and Social Movements. Alex also has training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) and a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Alex’s projects and research focus on the need for greater community involvement in development at all levels and specifically highlights the intersections of power, privilege, and race in regards to health disparities, access to basic health care, and the social implications of medicine. Alex founded SCOUT BANANA at age 14 and currently oversees the non-profit coalition of student groups focused on supporting community-based projects that provide basic health needs and build the capacity of health systems across Africa. Alex has worked with many non-profits engaged in global health and social justice around the world, including: SCOUT BANANA, Young People For, Movement Strategy Center, African Activist Archive, Vumundzuku-bya Vana ‘Our Children’s Future, buildOn and the Refugee Development Center.