“Learn. Partner. Grow.”
In three words, the above describes GlobeMed’s unique model and mission: education on health issues within our Community, partnership with a grassroots organization across the globe, and being part of a expanding network of college students all working towards common goals. I fell in love with this tangible approach to fighting poverty and health disparities. My interest in public health began to spark during my years in my inner-city public high school, but lit on fire here at the University as I became involved in various organizations and internships in global health and equity. Some day, I hope to work in this field as a medical professional and in some way merge my passion for art. (suggestions on how are welcome because I have no idea)
Director of Communications
Bio: Growing up in Venezuela, I realized that healthcare is a right that must be provided to all sectors of the population regardless of age, social status, and wealth. Due to this realization, I have developed an academic interest in public health and pharmacology. When I first heard about GlobeMed, I knew that I needed to join. The unique combination of instant impact with our grassroots organizations, alongside projects to help the local community are exactly the type of changes that I was looking for. I am very excited to work to creatively solve global health issues while being a part of a large national network. I was also part of the GROW trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia during the summer of 2012.
Health is a simple word that plays a significant role in every person’s life, no matter one’s age, socioeconomic background or geographic location. As health affects and is important to every one on this earth, both healthcare and health education should also be widely available. Many people suffer from ill health and have limited opportunities to improve their situation due to inadequate access to support and information, within the United States and more prevalently seen in underdeveloped nations. Having the chance to be part of an organization such as Globe Med, that not only notices and is informed on global health inequalities but also strives to provide educational opportunities and improvement in public health for those suffering, through partnership and empowerment, is incredible. I am a third year majoring in Foreign Affairs with strong interests in traveling, different cultures and public health and hope that Globe Med is only the beginning of my journey towards working to ensure that underprivileged communities will eventually be self sustainable and healthy.
Director of Finances
Bio: Over 36,000 people die preventable deaths each day due to lack of access to health care systems. As university students, we have the power to help combat this issue. Like many others, I am a part of GlobeMed because I am committed to health equity and social justice.
Bio: Health is a human right. It is a right which transcends lingual, cultural, and social boundaries. It is a right that is crucial for the well-being of our planet. And yet, every one of us can make a difference in preserving this right. This is why I am a part of GlobeMed.
Major: Human Biology
My entire life, I have been lucky enough to travel the world and see many different corners of the Earth, from the luxurious to the destitute. One of the things that has always stayed in my mind and heart is the disparity in health care and health education around the world. With medical school in my future and a hope of more traveling beforehand in the Peace Corps, one of my main goals right now and moving forward is to spread the knowledge and awareness about global health equity that GlobeMed aims to. To me, GlobeMed is about partnership, empowerment, true connections, and a movement to bring about change, and I couldn’t feel more fortunate to be a part of it.
GlobeMed offers so many incredible opportunities to help improve global health around the world. I never imagined how much of a difference I could make as an individual and as a group to promote social justice. This past summer I went with our GROW team to Cambodia to work and learn about our partner, BFT. I came back home with a new family. I came back home with the best experience of my life. I came back realizing that even the smallest efforts made through GlobeMed not only decrease poverty and poor health, but are wholeheartedly and genuinely appreciated by those that we extend a lending hand to. We can make a difference, and we do.
Directors of Community Building
Major: Anthropology & Biology
Biography: Most ill people have poor access to health care, and their cycles of distress and discomfort will continue if the behavioral and social causes for their health issues are not identified, and a socially viable solution is not implemented. From working with GlobeMed, I have learned invaluable lessons about the reasons for health inequalities and the importance of working with a community to improve their standards of health and education. I would like to pursue a career in public health, because I believe that the health status of many ill people has less to do with what a doctor can do for them, and more with what they do with their lives.
I am an anthropology major with an interest in public health and global sustainability. I joined GlobeMed as a first year and was lucky enough to be a part of the GROW internship with our partner organization this past summer. One of the main reasons that I was originally drawn to the club was due to its focus on improving public health through sustainable partnerships. This, I believe, is one of the best ways that we can help to achieve better health and sanitation conditions internationally
Grow Trip Coordinator
Major: Human Biology
Health, education, social justice—these are a few things that we take for granted every day. Everyone should have access to these, but everyone doesn’t. I joined GlobeMed because I grew up seeing the disparities between these three integral things around the world, and I believe that impoverished and underdeveloped areas should not have to sacrifice any of these due to lack of access. I understand the importance of educating underprivileged communities and helping them become self-sustainable, which in turn can positively affect health equity and social equality, and I believe that being part of a national network like GlobeMed will help drive these goals.
Bio: I was instantly drew to GlobeMed from the moment I read about their mission. I am a Human Biology major concentrating in Public Health and have a passion for public health initiatives throughout the world. After spending nearly three weeks in Honduras I discovered how important foreign public health initiatives are and how important it is to help communities become self-sustainable and learn the importance of health. GlobeMed is a great organization that seems to be attacking the problem of poverty and health in foreign nations the right way, through partnering with grassroots organizations. I identify with GlobeMed’s mission wholeheartedly and can’t wait to work with other organizations to improve global health.