Marwah Harleen 2015
Milken Scholar 2011
Scholar Profile

Harleen Marwah



Harleen completed both her Master of Science in Global Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in her four years at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. While at USC, she founded the Keck Undergraduate Ambassador Program and an art competition for inner-city children – “Chalk the Block.” She was also selected as 1 of 20 American delegates to represent the country’s youth at the United Nations Climate Change negotiations in Lima, Peru. Harleen then spent the next couple of years working on healthcare policy and delivery with Avalere Health in Washington, D.C. She is excited to be staying in the nation's capital to begin the next step of her journey at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

High school:  Lutheran High School La Verne


College Year Degree
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
2015 M.S. Global Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
2015 B.S. Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
George Washington University
Washington, DC
2021 M.D. Medicine

News and Highlights

Harleen Marwah (MS '11)

Food for Thought: Harleen Marwah, MS ’11reflects on her time at the UN Conference in Rome investigating the relationship between diet and disease.

Harleen Marwah (MS '11)

Eliminating Food Waste: Harleen Marwah, MS ’11 connected with Robert Lee, CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, an organization that aims to curb food waste in New York City. Harleen interviewed Mr. Lee for a writing competition on food security and was subsequently selected to attend the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Committee on Food Security Conference in Rome, Italy this October. Read her article here.

Harleen Marwah (MS '11)

Changing Climates: Harleen Marwah, MS '11, is the youth liaison for the SeaTrust Institute’s delegation at the United Nations International Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, where she is helping to lead their efforts to engage young people around the world on topics that include agriculture and food safety, indigenous populations, interfaith perspectives and moral obligation, intergenerational equity, and public health.

Harleen Marwah (MS '11)

Chalk it Up: USC’s Harleen Marwah, MS ’11, dreamt up Chalk the Block, a creative community event where children from South Los Angeles were invited to come onto campus last February and decorate sections of pavement with their dreams. The event received the honor of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls' "Event of the Month" for innovative programming, and now it’s blueprint is being implemented at schools across the country.