Ursula McPherson-Vitkus

Ursula McPhersn-Vitkus

Project Specialist, Program on Global Health & Human Rights,  USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health
University of Southern California
Location: SSB 318-07
Telephone: (323) 442-8263
Email: umcphers@usc.edu


Ursula McPherson-Vitkus works closely with the Institute’s leadership to manage research and education projects for both the Program on Global Health & Human Rights and the Institute at large.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Arabic and international affairs with a focus in community studies. Her previous work includes serving as the women’s space coordinator for the Nea Kavala refugee camp in Northern Greece and as an undergraduate fellow in conflict resolution and dialogue at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in Athens, Georgia. She has also interned at the Voice of America and the Torture Abolition & Survivor Support Coalition in Washington D.C., in addition to leading award-winning community organizing around reproductive justice in the American South. In both the long- and short-term, she is passionate about using interdisciplinary and unconventional tactics to build bridges and improve quality of life worldwide.