|Current Public Engagement Activities:|
Global Service Learning Partnerships and Programs
I am actively engaged in the development, administration and implementation of innovative global service learning programs and partnerships with the following universities and organizations:
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi Tanzania; community-engaged teaching and research (NS 4630-Global Health and Development Policy Issues in Tanzania)
Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, Lusaka, Zambia; collaborative global health summer program, with Institute for African Development and Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR)
Swami Vivekenanda Youth Movement (SVYM), Mysore India; collaborative global health summer program, with ILR
ANDA, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic; collaborative global health summer program, with Committee on US and Latin American Relations (CUSLAR).
Student Leadership Training and Development
I am actively involved in the supervision, mentoring and training of student leaders in the global health program. Global Health Program student assistants (Tanzania, Zambia, India and Dominican Republic) work closely with a teaching team, receiving mentorship throughout the academic year to build leadership skills. They receive training in facilitation of critical reflection, leadership, group development, intercultural competency, and risk management through a series of training seminars and workshops in the spring semester. They then have the opportunity to apply their training on campus as Teaching Assistants in our semester long country specific pre-departure seminars, and possibly travel back to the field with the next cohort of students as part of the program leadership team. This leadership role is an excellent opportunity for students to serve as near peer mentors and to engage in global service learning program and partnership development.