Sunny Light L’26
Sunny came to Penn Carey Law with a background in public and global health, and with the goal of using her JD to contribute to health equity and justice worldwide.
She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of St. Andrews; and her Master of Public Health (MPH) at Yale University.
Most recently, Sunny worked at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. There, she was a part of the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative and the O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health, where she supported research and projects in law and policy in HIV, access to medicines, and global health governance. During her MPH, Sunny interned with the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, supporting the execution of and developing an evaluation framework for a program building leadership and management capacity in health ministries’ immunization teams in low-income countries. She was also a research assistant at the Yale Institute for Global Health, focusing on global health governance and COVID-19 policies. In Cape Town, South Africa, she interned at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and Global Vision International where, respectively, she supported tuberculosis research, and developed health workshops for township residents. Sunny also worked in health communications and public relations in New York City and Beijing.