Pearl Anne Ante-Testard
Pearl is a Filipino nurse who is currently a PhD student in Health and Safety (Safety Sécurité Santaire) at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM, MeSuRS lab) in Paris. Her research investigates the determinants of socioeconomic inequalities in HIV testing access in sub-Saharan Africa. She has an MSc in Public Health with a specialization in Environmental and Occupational Health and Biostatistics from the EHESP French School of Public Health (Ecole des hautes études en santét publique). Growing up in the Philippines, a country that faces dozens of natural calamities in a year, opened her eyes on how important the environment is to the life of a human being and overall health. She has been active in environmental initiatives and advocacy since a young age, serving as the president of Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) in high school. As a Planetary Health Campus Ambassador, Pearl is excited to continue this passion and to inspire people to take care of the earth. Through the PHCA program, with the support of her friends, she has co-founded PlaHNet France, a Planetary Health Network of young leaders and professionals.