Who We Are

Brown Boosts Immunity is a Brown University student-led project focused on altering the perception of vaccines in Rhode Island. Our work aims to raise awareness for vaccine efficacy and promote the increased uptake of vaccinations within the community. We hope to connect vaccine hesitant individuals to highly influential sources about the importance of vaccination. In order to reach the greatest number of vaccine-hesitant individuals, we are developing partnerships with health professionals in the Rhode Island community. Additionally, we will form partnerships with public schools in the community, to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination, especially during the time of the current public health crisis.

Meet the Team

Roshan Sapkota
Co-Founder
Class of 2023
Concentration: Public Health
Isaiah Dawkins
Co-Founder
Class of 2023
Concentration: Neuroscience
Rebka Ephrem
Co-Founder
Class of 2021
Concentration: Biology
Toni-Marie Achilli
Executive Organizer
Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
Vinny Amato
Head of Web Development
Class of 2024
Concentration: Undecided
Ethan Epstein
Head of Graphic Design
Class of 2024
Concentration: Public Health
Julia Pierce
Co-Head of Community Outreach
Class of 2023
Concentration: Public Health
Patrick Faherty
Co-Head of Community Outreach
Class of 2023
Concentration: Sociology