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Global Health Affairs

Current Students

GHA students come to Denver from a wide variety of backgrounds. Here, they match their past experiences with the GHA curriculum to help them achieve their career goals in the field of global health. To read more about our current students, see below.

Current GHA First Year Students

 


Current GHA Second Year Students

 

Jordon Frank

 

Name: Jordon Frank

Current Program: International Development, Global Health Affairs Certificate

What aspects of global health most interest you? Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa, Menstrual Hygiene Management within WASH.

What global health-related projects or research are you currently working on? I am currently working on a MHM and hand-washing education program to be carried out in the rural suburbs of Lilongwe, Malawi.

What are you future plans, and how has GHA helped you prepare for these plans? I plan to work towards a career in women's health and education, carrying out, monitoring, and evaluating projects on the small scale. GHA has helped me focus my interests in the global health world and learn practical skills and knowledge that have helped me feel confident in my current intern position as well as future positions.

 

 

Elizabeth Kirchhoff

Name: Elizabeth Kirchhoff

Current Program: International Human Rights, Global Health Affairs Certificate

What aspects of global health most interest you? Specific global health inequalities and the innovative solutions being created to alleviate them.

What global health-related projects or research are you currently working on? Current global health-related projects include analyzing international WASH and health development projects, designing monitoring and evaluations materials, and researching the intersection of equality and diversity.

What are your future plans, and how has GHA helped you prepare for them? My future plans are to work with an effective humanitarian organization, and the GHA program has provided me with the practical skills and knowledge to make significant contributions in this field.

 

Hallie Jaeger

 

Name: Hallie Jaeger

Current Program: International Development, Global Health Affairs Certificate

What aspects of global health most interest you? I believe that food is the panacea of health and sustainability and is eager to put this belief into action.

What global health-related projects or research are you currently working on? I am currently working as the GA Program Coordinator at the Center for Sustainability as well as co-authoring the submission of a revised policy on food and sustainability for the University of Denver.

What are your future plans, and how has GHA helped you prepare for them? I plan to seek and implement sustainable solutions for marginalized populations anywhere, especially revolving around food.

 

 

 

 

Della Williams

Name: Della Williams

Current Program: International Development, Global Health Affairs Certificate

What aspects of global health most interest you? I am most interested in the cross-cultural perspectives of global health as a foundation for sustainable change. I believe in translating a projective approach to global health initiatives lead by community change makers in the field.

What global health-related projects or research are you currently working on? I am not currently working on any global health-related projects or research. I recently returned from serving as a community health Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia and I am looking forward to continuing to develop my knowledge and approach to cross cultural global health initiatives while at Josef Korbel.

What are your future plans, and how has GHA helped you prepare for them? I am dedicated to sustainable development and believe that global health is at the heart of that discussion. In the future I hope to work with organizations that recognize the shared process of capacity building and the necessity to mobilize one another to make a change, starting with the health of communities and regions worldwide.

 

David BoppName: David Bopp

Current Program: International Administration, Global Health Affairs Certificate

What aspects of global health most interest you? Through both my experience in the military and my experience as a humanitarian aid worker, I quickly recognized the substantial impact that health oriented projects can deliver. Basic health is one of the most tangible and needed aspects of humanitarian intervention and I can attest to this fact through personal experience. I am convinced that a strong background in health and its application in international provides a clearer understanding of all the diverse factors that influence global health. Because global health issues have a multiplicity of determinants and a complex array of involved institutions, these efforts are often engaged across all sectors, not just the health sector. A basic understanding of global health enables program designers and managers to effectively navigate through the myriad of considerations associated with a variety of projects.

What global health-related projects or research are you currently working on?  In my current capacity as the Director of International Disaster Response for a Non-Government Organization, I am often required to engage in initiatives focused on the health of beneficiaries. I have found that all too often many organizations approach health through an extremely narrow lens, primarily focused on traditional public health, and only engaging with institutions that are more traditionally focused on the health sector. I feel that this truly limits the capacity and ability of these organizations.

What are your future plans, and how has GHA helped you prepare for them? I see the Global Health Affairs Program as an important stepping-stone towards my ultimate career objective of improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide by designing and implementing programs through relief and development organizations. Throughout my fieldwork in thirty different countries, I have learned about my own limitations in this capacity. Most of my work has been focused on localized implementation as opposed to creating long-term overall strategies. To become more effective in improving the health of those very people I want to help, I must drastically increase my knowledge base and understanding of long-term effective strategies. The type of education and training I hope to achieve through this program is critical to the objective of effecting strategic planning of humanitarian interventions in my current role as Director of International Disaster Response and any future roles I may pursue.