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Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is Co-founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps (GHC) and organization that mobilizes young leaders to solve the world’s most pressing health issues. Bush and her co-founders are united by the belief that health is a human right and that their generation must build a world where this is realized. Since 2009, GHC has placed over 1,000 young leaders on the front lines of health equity in Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, and the United States, developing a cadre of creative, effective, and compassionate change makers.

Prior to GHC, Bush worked in educational programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, where she supported design-thinking programs for high school students and faculty across the US. She has worked with Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa and UNICEF in Botswana. Bush is a member of the board of directors for Partners In Health and Friends of the Global Fight for AIDS, TB, and Malaria. She is a Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation.

In 2011, Bush was named one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year, in 2013 she was recognized as one of Newsweek’s Women of Impact, and in 2015 she was named to Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list. In October 2017, Bush released number one NYTimes best seller Sisters First, a  memoir she co-authored with her twin sister. In November 2019, Bush and her sister, Hager, released the children’s book version of Sisters First, also a number one NYTimes best seller.

Barbara is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Harvard University and is a fellow with Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. Bush graduated from Yale University with a degree in Humanities in 2004.