Volunteer Name: Kaitlyn Anderholm
Title: Global Health Volunteer
Sector: Health & Education
Projects: MTESS & IT Skills Building
Achievements: 1st To Navigate New Frontiers
- Why -
I had been looking for a unique international volunteer program when I saw WAMM present at a meeting for a pre-med organization (Pre-Med AMSA) I was involved with at the University of Minnesota. I knew immediately that this was the organization I wanted to work with, mainly due to the grassroots nature of their work.
- How -
I grew up in Nisswa, Minnesota and always knew that I wanted to pursue a medical career. After graduating from high school in 2010, I continued the Anderholm legacy and headed to the University of Minnesota, where I am currently in my junior year studying biology.
- What -
Murray Town Educational Surveillance Study (MTESS)
Leading the MTESS really helped me develop my leadership skills and gave me more confidence. I'm proud of how I helped the two student leaders, Musa and Amjata, become more confident in their leadership skills, and it was so rewarding to watch them change so much in such a short amount of time.
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