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The UCLA Blum Center would like to congratulate Rachel Mernoff, student from our Poverty and Health in Latin America undergraduate cluster course, on winning the 2015 UC Global Health Day Student Plenary Contest. Rachel's essay topic about body image in Venezuela describes the extensive body modifications women undergo in order keep up with the country's standards of beauty. In exploring the political, economic, and cultural factors that contribute to the issue, Rachel proposes a multi-step response to initiate a series of policy changes directed toward female empowerment.  

Click Here to read Rachel's essay