SEATTLE — I have been fortunate enough to travel to more than 25 countries in five continents since I was 2 months old. I have lived in California, Washington, abroad for a few years in Mumbai, India and recently in Switzerland where I studied global health and development policy. I quickly realized that I was learning more about global health outside the classroom, while traveling to eight countries, than I was inside. Here are some examples of what global health means to me.
Myself with Keely Dennis, Emily Huesgen, Anna Bury, Safia Abdinur, Emily Kirk, Divya Giyanani, Ashley Ifeadike, Laura Pugh and others from the program and local community planting trees
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
United Nations Headquarters
Field and home near a dairy farm
These travels have only further catalyzed my interest in global health in a multitude of ways. I cannot be more grateful for all of the amazing experiences I have had throughout my life and this trip, which have helped me grow as a person and as an academic. I highly encourage everyone to travel if possible; you will learn more about the world and in return, will learn more about yourself.
Photos taken by Nicole Advani