Sheffield woman was among those who died in Ethiopian plane crash

(Photo contributed) Samya Stumo bikes in Copenhagen, Denmark.

SHEFFIELD — Samya Stumo, 24, a Sheffield native, was among those who died on Ethiopia Airlines Flight 302 Sunday.

The flight, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All 157 passengers were killed, including 8 Americans.

Stumo was a global public health worker who in January began a new position at ThinkWell Global, a nonprofit that promotes access to healthcare in developing countries.

Her background was in medical anthropology and health systems research, and in her new role, Stumo was an analyst working in strategic purchasing for primary health care.

“I joined ThinkWell because I am passionate about resolving disconnects between policy and practice, making health care people-centered by nature, and inspired to impact change while rejecting the status quo in global health and development,” she wrote in her ThinkWell bio.

The Boston Globe reported that Stumo was traveling to her first assignment for the organization in Uganda.

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