Ryan Ross, a Master of Public Health candidate, was interested in global health, specifically economic development and health systems and capacity building in the developing world. As part of the JSI Immersion Fellowship he worked with Ugandan NGO Twezimbe Development Foundation, aiding its outreach and intervention programs in the rural Mpigi district. Before his fellowship he attended the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, with his classmates.
Danielle Lee, a global health major, was awarded the JSI International Immersion Fellowship in her senior year. She led a program in Maputo, Mozambique, with African Millennium Foundation’s partner, Reencontro, in the summer of 2014. Working with Olinda Mugabe, the founder of Reencontro, and project coordinators, she implemented a health education program for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. She also worked at Maputo Central Hospital learning about prevalent health issues from physicians and nurses. The experience motivated her to pursue medicine in the future as a physician. She was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in 2015 when she graduated, and is headed to Thailand to instruct students outside Bangkok.