NEXT Ambassadors

Ravina Anand

Ravina (BSc, MPPGA 20’) is a highly motivated student who is passionate about solving societal issues from an interdisciplinary lens. Having combined her studies and research in biological science, sociology, and policy, Ravina has traveled around the globe analyzing the intersection between politics, philosophy, and innovation. Growing from experiences in Germany, Poland, Israel, Taiwan, Portugal, and Switzerland, Ravina has leveraged her career into the technology industry leading to a collaboration with TEC Edmonton and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Health Accelerator. As a UN delegate, published author, and international guest speaker, Ravina is passionate about bringing these skills to her home country as the founder (along with Bryce Thomsen, MD 2020) and current COO of INLET Health and Wellness, empowering patients with personalized healthcare in the palm of their hands. With experience in municipal initiatives and community advocacy, she was awarded Top 30 Under 30, recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Alberta government and has been invited to meet the President of Taiwan. Her academic pursuits led her to receive the President’s Medal for academic excellence and student leadership and a nomination for the 3M National Student Fellowship, Rhodes and Fulbright Scholarship. In her free time, Ravina enjoys conceptualizing the future of precision medicine, writing the script to her debut musical, and finding the cheapest places in Vancouver to buy sushi.

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