Olivia Collet, M.S.
Olivia Collet is an environmental scientist with cross-disciplinary work experience in public health and humanitarian response. Ms. Collet, a Swiss national, has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Science from University of Geneva, Switzerland. She was the first person to work as an Environmental Health Project Officer in the Operations department of Médecins sans Frontières Operational Centre Geneva (MSF-OCG). In this position, she supported field teams on addressing environmental health issues, developed health and safety protocols and environmental health resources for field staff, and coordinated with external specialists and project partners. Ms. Collet has collaborated across MSF OCs to explore and develop the role of MSF in environmental health challenges related to extractive industries. She has been the focal point for the staff health and safety activities in the environmental health project in Kyrgyzstan, was the project manager for seismic and environmental disaster preparedness, and investigated how lessons learned from MSF’s Nigeria project could be applied in the Kyrgyzstan initiative.