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Certificate: health studies
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Employer: Peace Corps
Job title: health extension volunteer
In Swaziland, I will be helping to promote positive health behaviors in the local community, particularly around sexual and reproductive health. Swaziland is the country that has been affected the most by the HIV epidemic, so part of my work will be helping them to understand and manage their HIV statuses, as well as those of their families, by developing life skills and building basic financial skills to improve financial planning and decision-making.
How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?
Dickinson has taught me how to think critically. The ability to study health through an interdisciplinary lens has prepared me for the complexity of healthcare.
I was an intern at La Clinica Latina in Columbus, Ohio, where I acted as a translator and worked on a chronic care project. I have had two internships at Sadler Health Center, the first working on the Patient Activation Measure project and the second working as a patient centered medical home intern.
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
The most defining part of my Dickinson experience was being a chemistry teaching assistant.
Published April 12, 2018