Genevie Fernandes is a Mumbai-based public health professional with 7 years of experience in the capacities of research, programme implementation and documentation. Genevie has worked on projects with government, non-government and international development agencies including USAID, UNICEF and JHUCCP. While maternal and child health (MCH) is her core area of interest; she has also worked in the areas of HIV/AIDS and tobacco control. Genevie has a B.A in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Mumbai and a M.Sc. in Health Inequalities and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh. In her latest role as a program manager on a USAID-funded project, Genevie managed an MCH intervention in the Indian state of Haryana, infamous for its obstinate gender norms. Genevie has recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust-funded PhD studentship at the University of Edinburgh to study the influence of the World Bank on MCH. Genevie joins The Essayist as a contributor and editorial assistant.