Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

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 was four years old. As […]

USF #3 among grad schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, over 500 USF alumni have served in the organization—and many have come from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Currently, 16 USF alumni from a variety of programs across the USF system are volunteering for the Peace Corps in countries around the world. This is the […]

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 was invited to serve as […]

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 and to get one step […]