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In Memoriam

Azal AhmadiAzal Ahmadi

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of Azal Ahmadi, a doctoral student in our Social and Behavioral Interventions Program. Those of us who knew Azal well treasured her friendship, while many others enjoyed having her as a caring, smart and committed student and colleague. She received her BA in Philosophy from Wellesley College and master's in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation research focused on migrant female sex workers living with HIV in Senegal. She will be truly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues. The Department will host a celebration of her life on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the home of her advisor, Dr. Caitlin Kennedy. Please contact Cristina Salazar ( for more details.