PlacementRepresentative Sheila Jackson Lee
Fellowship Presented By
Congressional Health Fellow
Kobe Walker serves as a Health Policy Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Kobe is a recent graduate from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she graduated with her Master of Public Health in Health Policy with a 3.9 GPA. At Tulane University Kobe was the President of the Graduate and Professional Student Association where she advocated on the behalf of students, specifically those from marginalized communities. In her studies Kobe focused on the impact that racism has on health outcomes for Black Americans and researched ways to improve healthcare for Black people.
Kobe grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and earned her B.S. in Public Health from the University of Arkansas. Though out her time in high school and college she volunteered her time to many different health care organizations and even winning Missouri’s Teen Volunteer of the Year Award. Growing up Kobe always wanted to improve the health of others but thought that being a medical professional was the only way. During her first year of college, she learned that policy is a way to make structural changes that are long-lasting and decided to go into public health.
One of Kobe’s passions is making public health accessible to diverse communities. Her policy interests are making healthcare more equitable, expanding access to services, and improving the current healthcare infrastructure. She understands the importance that public health has on not only a structural level, but also on the interpersonal level. She hopes to implement public health policy that improves the health and well-being of those who are often overlooked. In this fellowship Kobe hopes to gain the experience and knowledge it takes to create legislation that positively impacts the health of Black Americans.