Janissa Delzo joined the Penn Memory Center as an Editorial Assistant in September 2018. She is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Pennsylvania, with an expected graduation date of May 2019. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in health communication and sports communication from Emerson College in May 2016.
Janissa is also a freelance journalist whose writing has been published by CNN, Newsweek, Everyday Health, Teen Vogue, and Business Insider, among other outlets. She’s passionate about health and science communication, as well as, mentoring young students. In the summer of 2018, she co-led a New York Times Student Journeys trip to Switzerland and a National Geographic Student Expedition in California—both for high school students interested in science and communication.