President’s Malaria Initiative Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator: Stomping Out Malaria in Senegal
Trained and supervised over 250 volunteers in malaria prevention and behavior change. Worked with PMI resident advisors, Johns Hopkins – Center for Communication Programs NetWorks, and the National Malaria Control Program, to ensure volunteer collaboration on national initiatives. Responsible for vetting USAID Small Project Assistant grant proposals.
Preventive Health Volunteer: Peace Corps Senegal
Designed and implemented a community health baseline survey for 535 households. Facilitated trainings related to food security, nutrition, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. Distributed nets and performed follow up home visits in the Kolda region during the 2010 Universal Coverage campaign.
Community Benefits Intern: Southern Illinois Healthcare
Responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a $10,000 methamphetamine prevention grant in Zeigler, Illinois. Contributed to monthly Jackson County Sexual Health and Healthy Communities Coalitions meetings. Developed materials for Southern Illinois Healthcare’s regional Start! Walking social marketing campaign.
Health Resources Graduate Assistant: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Conducted research on trends in elderly living and obstetrics outcomes in critical access hospitals. Developed Workplace Wellness and Diabetes for the Critical Access Hospital education curriculums.
Community and Youth Development Volunteer: Peace Corps Niger
Reinforced English instruction by holding a weekly after school English club for 35 middle school students. Taught life skills, including sexual and reproductive health, English grammar, and vocabulary. Secured funding and acted as project coordinator for an Ambassadorial Self Help Grant to build a new library.
Masters of Science: Western Illinois University
Community Health Education (GPA: 4.0)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language: TEFL International
TEFL Certification (Manuel Antonio)
Bachelor of Arts: Luther College
Community Health Education (GPA: 3.3)
Monitoring and Evaluation