Ursula GatelyCommunity Building and Engagement Coordinator
Ursula Gately is the Community Building and Engagement Coordinator at the Planetary Health Alliance. Before joining PHA, she completed her studies at Georgetown University, where she earned a degree in Biology of Global Health.
At Georgetown, Ursula demonstrated her leadership and initiative by establishing several organizations. Notably, she founded Cura Terra, a research journal focused on intersectional and transdisciplinary environmentalism, and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Undergraduate Environmental Health Collaborative. She was recognized as one of the American Public Health Association's 2022 Student Champions for Climate Justice.
She has gained valuable experience through her work as the Advocacy and Research Fellow for Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action and as the Student Program Coordinator at the John Main Center for Meditation and Interreligious Dialogue. Ursula’s dedication to the field of planetary health extends to her passion for exploring the interplay between planetary health, environmental justice, and clinical practice. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, cooking, and keeping up-to-date with the latest films.