Dr. Shital Vora
Dr. Shital Vora is Co-Founder and CEO of Global Brigades, the largest student-funded humanitarian organization in the world. In 2003, while an undergraduate at Marquette University, Dr. Vora established the non-profit’s very first medical brigade. Since then, 83,000-plus students from more than 450 universities and high schools have fundraised in excess of $100 million in aid and participated in Medical, Water, and Business Brigades. In the face of COVID-19, Global Brigades recently pivoted to virtual programming. Now, Zoom – instead of airplanes – whisks students to Ghana, Greece, Guatemala Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The program continues to bring hope to residents of resource-limited communities, while providing students with hands-on, virtual experiential learning. Before joining Global Brigades full time, Dr. Vora worked as a Physical Therapist in one of the nation’s largest orthopedic practices. Dr. Vora sits on Marquette’s Health Sciences advisory board and has been twice recognized as Marquette’s Young Alumnus. Dr. Vora graduated with high honors in Biomedical Sciences and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.