Posts Tagged Peace Corps

Coverdell Fellow Brian Richardson shares how the Peace Corps changed him

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For returned Peace Corps volunteer and current USF College of Public Health graduate student Brian Richardson, the passion for helping others began at home. He served for three years, first in Mali as a water safety and hygiene volunteer and later in Gambia as a health extension volunteer. “My dad […]

Doctoral student Angelia Sanders named vice chair of ICTC [VIDEO]

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Angelia Sanders, an MPH graduate of the USF College of Public Health and current DrPH student, said she wants her life legacy to be about helping others.    From her early beginnings with the U.S. Peace Corps working among rural communities in Kenya to address HIV, to her current focus […]

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 […]

Alumna Dr. Jordana Frost finds her passion through maternal and child health

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“My practice is servant leadership aimed at achieving strategic systems change, my passion is elevating women’s voices in the field of maternal and child health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Jordana Frost. Frost graduated from Indiana University with her BS in business administration, but was introduced to […]

New semester, new fellows and new structure of the COPH

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This is the semester of all things new for the USF College of Public Health. The COPH welcomed 85 undergraduates, 213 masters and 29 doctoral students this fall semester representing more than 26 different states and 13 countries across each continent of the globe. “It is my honor and privilege […]

Senée Mobley + degree = new Peace Corps career

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“Because there is a lot of unnecessary suffering and premature death, the opportunity to find real solutions to major public health problems draws me to public health,” Senée Mobley said. Originally on a pre-med track, USF College of Public Health graduate Senée Mobley realized that public health’s preventative and population […]

Peace Corps volunteer Ruth Sanon reports from Cameroon

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Ruth Sanon is serving as a Peace Corps (PC) volunteer in Cameroon where she recently took part in a week long ‘HIV Boot Camp.’ The boot camp, according to Sanon, allowed PC volunteers to present and exchange best practices, learn about the evolving […]