Olivia Kaur Sandhu-SEAHEC Intern

2019 SEAHEC  Intern Olivia Kaur Sandhu

I hope to one day combine my love for Public Health with a medical degree so that I can continue to work with underserved populations. The work that I have been able to do with SEAHEC has exposed me to a group of very passionate people that are all working towards improving health in a multitude of different ways. I am constantly being inspired by the people that I interact with and it has reinvigorated my drive to continue to work hard towards my dreams. Continue reading

Brenda Olivia Sanchez-SEAHEC Intern

Through my internship at SEAHEC, I have been able to help create a health curriculum for Winchester Heights as well as planning and implementing a binational border health conference. Because of this experience, I learned that I chose the correct career path and that I want to pursue a career in health education serving rural communities. Continue reading

SEAHEC Alumni Profile: Chukwuemeka “Emeka” Iloegbu

SEAHEC Intern, Chukwuemeka Arinze Iloegbu (Emeka) graduates from the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with his Master of Public Health degree

SEAHEC alumnus Chukwuemeka “Emeka” Iloegbu has been keeping in touch with SEAHEC since his June, 2018 graduation from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He considers himself fortunate to have received training and community experience at SEAHEC. Working in the community has transformed his way of thinking and has informed his approach toward the global issues marginalized groups face. Emeka hopes to apply what he has learned through community service to his upcoming opportunities. When Emeka last wrote to us, he was on his way to interview with the World Health Organization. Even though the position did not line up with his expectations, he will continue his research as a member of the Migration Health and Development Research Initiative. (MHADRI) as he continues to search for more community-related projects. “I am looking for something with a practical component,” he said in a recent email. He also shared the highlights of his summer and upcoming work: From September 24-28, Emeka completed the World Health Organization (WHO)Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health, where following this experience, he received accreditation as a civil society special representative to attend a high level UN meeting in Marrakech Morocco December 4-11. He will participate… Continue reading