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Stories from the Field – Recent Global Health Alumni Share their Experiences
WhenTuesday, May 9, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomAllen Auditorium
Event typesLectures/Seminars
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Event Overview: Former UW students from a variety of fields will share how their affiliation in various global health programs prepared them for the careers they are in now. Come get a fresh perspective from recent graduates on what avenues are open for you!

Panelist Speakers

  • Peder Digre currently works for PATH in Seattle as a Program Assistant for the “Technology Solutions” and “Drug Development” global programs. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and a BA in Scandinavian Area Studies with minors in Global Health and Norwegian.
  • Karin Huster, MPH, PhDc works as a Senior Humanitarian Advisor with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the emergency response branch of USAID and either as a field epidemiologist or in a medical capacity with Doctors Without Borders. She has worked with NGO’s and UNHCR on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Doctors without Borders and Partners in health to respond to the Ebola epidemic in all 3 affected countries
  • Mateo Espinosa, MD, MPH, PhDc is a primary care physician. He has experiences in health systems management and coordination, policy development and implementation, health impact assessments, and community development projects.
  • Alia Fry, MPH, is a Public Health Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health in Region X. She has served as the State Plan Personal Care/AIDS Waiver Program Coordinator for the state of Missouri and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda focusing on community health.

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