Iris Martine Blom

Contact: irisblom@live.nl
Country of Origin: Netherlands 
Institution: University of Amsterdam

Iris is a final year medical student at the University of Amsterdam. Before starting medical school, she attended Swarthmore College in the US for one year. Motivated by learning from international perspectives, she has been active in many global health and research projects throughout her medical training. After finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Medicine, Iris attended the Schwarzman Scholars Program in Beijing, China, graduating with a Master's Degree in Global Affairs. She is incredibly passionate about climate change and health and has focused her research on the topic, is actively promoting awareness about it among the medical community and her community as a whole, and has attended the COP25 and the UN Climate Youth Summit.

Publications:
- Planetary Health: Young Academics Ask Universities to Act
- Read Iris's mid-year blog post here

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