When I was young and I skinned my knee for the first time, I did not cry, but instead, the strange, oozing red substance fascinated me so much that I asked my mom what it was. Blood may have been one of my first scientific interests, but my passion for the human body and health did not stop there, which is why I aspire to work in a field that improves the quality of health around the world.
I graduated from Oregon State University in 2015 with a bachelor of science in nutrition. While nutrition isn’t my sole focus career wise, a healthy diet is one of the best things one can do to improve their wellbeing, and a holistic, multifaceted approach to global health development is key.
Continuing my knowledge about preventative health work and global health, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in central Uganda, Africa for 2 years, in which, I developed and lead a variety of programs in areas of maternal child health, water, sanitation, and hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, malaria prevention, family planning, and nutrition. These experiences broadened my knowledge base on global health development and sparked my passion for improving global quality of health
Overall, my work experience, extracurricular activities, and personal life events all helped me solidify my career plans, and will propel me along my path to global health development.