Fellowship Recipient, University of Washington Department of Global Health

Q: Please tell us about yourself. Where did you live before Seattle and what were you doing?

A: I was born and raised in Burien, Washington. In 2014, I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. From May of 2015 until August of 2018 I served as a Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador. Throughout my service as a health educator, I worked in projects related to HIV prevention, hygiene, healthy lifestyles, and gender equality.

Q: What are you looking forward to in the MPH program?

A: After completing my MPH in Global Health, I hope to continue working in health education and health advocacy within and alongside immigrant populations here in the Pacific Northwest. I am looking forward to transitioning back into life in Seattle and gaining a deeper understanding of health and health systems around the world.