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University of Toronto Fellowship in Journalism
& Health Impact

Alumni Member

Zinta Zommers

Zinta was a Rhodes Scholar who gained a Ph.D in zoology and subsequently served as a junior research fellow at the University of Oxford, researching climate change and disaster risk reduction. She came to the Fellowship to learn how to report on science and the environment for lay audiences. During her time in the program, Zinta covered global stories on climate change for The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star. Zinta now works at the headquarters of the United Nations Environmental Programme in Nairobi, where she helps put key research into the mainstream debate, and recently finished a book.

“The Fellowship in Global Journalism taught me to express myself in new ways, and has allowed me to access new audiences. I have applied the lessons to my work with the United Nations Environment Programme, helping UNEP produce monthly environmental alerts, which reach a global audience and shape science policy dialogue.”