Claire graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science, and currently works as a biochemistry analyst in Ireland. She joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in a public health internship in the clinical trials unit of an HIV/AIDS foundation. 

“I chose Cape Town because I was attracted to a city that has so much diversity and that is so close to nature with plenty to do and a lot of rich history to learn about. Also in the area of Public Health that I would like to get into further in my career, I think South Africa and Cape Town, in particular, has a lot to offer in terms of hands-on experience. The VACorps staff are very helpful (special shout out to Kholi!) I had a great time in Cape Town and learned so much in my internship, I am very thankful for this experience with VACorps!”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Mollie Wang – Oregon, USA (2020)

Molly is studying her masters in Occupational Therapy at Pacific University.  She joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in an OT internship at a children's hospital in Cape Town. "I came [...]

Laila Heidarhosseini – Pennsylvania, USA (2020)

Laila recently completed an ABA-Approved Paralegal Program from the Villanova University.  She joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in a law internship at an NGO that specializes in human rights law.  [...]

Monisha Roychoudhury – Illinois, USA (2020)

Monisha is studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.  She joined the VACorps Program in January 2020  participated in a Film and Broadcast [...]

Jacqueline Staver – Michigan, USA (2020)

Jacqueline is studying Public and Nonprofit Administration with a minor in Women and Gender Studies at Central Michigan University.  She joined to VACorps Program in June 2020 and participated in a remote human rights [...]

Alexandra Edmunds – Ontario, Canada (2020)

Alexandra is a high school student at St Ignatius of Loyola, Oakville.  She joined the VACorps program in June 2020 and participated in a remote internship at a local NGO that that empowers and [...]

Malikah Ullah – London, United Kingdom (2020)

Malikah is studying a BSc in Psychology at Goldsmith's University in London.  She joined the VACorps program in July 2020 and participated in a counseling/psychology internship at a local NGO that creates educational opportunities [...]

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