Natalie (pictured on the right) is in her final year of studies at the University of New Mexico. She is studying a Bsc in Population Health with a minor in Health Education and joined the VACorps program in May 2021 where she participated in a public health internship. 

I recently graduated college with my Bachelor’s in Public Health and wanted to get some experience in global health before pursuing my master’s degree. I chose Cape Town because, unfortunately, they have. a high prevalence of HIV, and I wanted to look at infection control. I was placed with Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and got to learn about the clinical trials the site is doing to combat HIV and provide vaccination. Overall, I learned a lot from my internship site, the country, and the people I met. My internship showed me that I want to pursue my master’s degree in infection control and prevention. It was an amazing experience for me and I am grateful I came out here.

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Natalie Robson, New Mexico, USA (2021)

Natalie (pictured on the right) is in her final year of studies at the University of New Mexico. She is studying a Bsc in Population Health with a minor in Health Education and joined [...]

Brandyn Brown-White, North Carolina, USA (2021)

Brandyn is studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Florida,  majoring in Health Education & Behavior, with a minor in Education studies. She participated in a public health internship at a local [...]

Walter Perez, California, USA (2021)

Walter is a public health major, and joined to VACorps program in June 2021 where he participated in a medical/public health internship at a local clinic in Cape Town.  "Traveling away from home to [...]

Nicole Jutras, New Hampshire, USA (2021)

Nicole joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in an education internship. She is studying towards BA in Education Studies and International affairs at the University of New Hampshire. "My major requires [...]

Olivia Prodin, Michigan, USA (2021)

 Olivia is studying engineering and sustainability at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the VACorps Program in June 2021 and participated in a sustainability internship at a local NGO.  "Coming to Cape [...]

Logan Oas, California, USA (2021)

Logan (pictured on the right) is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of California.  He joined the VACorps program in July 2021 and participated in a biotech internship at a local University.  "I chose [...]

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