Posts Tagged Ethiopia

From Africa to Asia and back again: COPH grad travels world studying vector-borne diseases

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Dr. Ryan Tokarz, who received both his MPH and PhD in global communicable diseases from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), had a childhood dream of being a marine biologist who studied sharks. As time went on, the Lutz, Fla., native went a little off course, swapping biology for […]

Alumna Wilnie Merilien increases resilience to disasters in the Philippines

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USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien recently completed a seven-month US Peace Corps placement as a disaster risk and reduction management program officer for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Carigara, Philippines. Born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Merilien moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. when she […]

Peace Corps service confirms Wilnie Merilien’s public health passion

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Remembering when she landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin her U.S. Peace Corps service, USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien said, “I was shaking with uncertainty and apprehension, but I was following my passion.” After a competitive application process stressing applicant skills, adaptability and cross-cultural understanding, Merilien […]

Cauchavius Watts receives ACHE Congress Scholarship, moves one step closer to dream career

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“I crave the challenges that international healthcare work brings, and I enjoy experiencing different cultures,” said USF College of Public Health student Cauchavius Watts. After completing his service as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia in 2012, Watts came to USF to pursue his Master of Public Health degree […]