MA International Development
What are you doing now?
I am a Presidential Management Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Within CDC, I work in the Division of Global HIV/AIDS as a Country Officer with a portfolio that included DRC, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Cote d'Ivoire. Currently, as part of the fellowship, I am rotating through the State Department's Office of Global Health Diplomacy.
How did the GHA program prepare you for your current position?
In general, the Korbel program made me dangerous enough to think through how anything can be connected to the health of a person. Specifically, Health Data for Decision Making and Introduction to GIS were courses that prepared me to contribute to the diverse world of Global Health.
Were there any projects you worked on while at GHA?
I was fortunate enough to work with the 2010 Kibera Water and Sanitation team. This exposure to ground level truth informs my decision-making today. I was also able to learn a lot from our counterparts at the Mass Communications school and Daniels.