I am a second year MPH student at the Colorado School of Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology. On a bit of a wishful whim last November, I applied for an internship at the World Health Organization. Why not shoot for the stars? To my surprise and elation, I was accepted by the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development. I will happily be spending about 4 months in Geneva, Switzerland this summer working with and learning from some amazing people! This opportunity is a huge blessing and I am beside myself with excitement. I mean, how many people get the chance to work at the WHO? I never dreamed it could happen when I started this program.
I will be working on projects specifically related to maternal and child health through nutrition, and can’t wait to get started!
Right now, I am getting ready for the big trip while finishing up finals week, saying farewell to friends and family and of course, getting this blog ready for people who might want to keep up with our Swiss venture! I say ‘our’ because I am not alone in this experience – there are four other students from the school of public health who will also be working at the WHO this summer, and on top of that, my husband Jacob will be joining me after about the first 6 weeks (or as soon as his visa comes through). He has been my biggest support not only in seizing this opportunity, but in grad school and in life.
Stay tuned for pictures, information, stories, and more!