Meet a few of the amazing interns we have working in Uganda right now!
Corrinne Sanger is from Wayne State University in the heart of the Motorcity: Detroit, Michigan. There she studied anthropology and French and offered her musical abilities in double bass performance to the local orchestras and music ensembles, all while working towards applying to medical school! When she’s not thumbing through MCAT flash cards, practicing excerpts from Beethoven symphonies, or keeping up with the latest anthropological research, she enjoys riding her horses, taking her dog on walks in the city, working in the anesthesia research department, and entertaining her family with fun songs on her ukulele. “I am so excited to work with SAFE this summer,” she says, “because I know that this is an opportunity with an organization that will really bring about the kind of change and development that I, as an anthropologist and future physician, want to see in the world and have always hoped to be apart of. Being sensitive to and embracing the rich culture of the people of Uganda, all while integrating and implementing the life-saving and life-sustaining techniques and educational programs that SAFE stands for is what makes me proud to be apart of such an amazing group of people!”
Caryn Turner just finished the first year of her Masters in Public Health at the University of Texas where she is a global health major. When she is not writing papers for school she loves to take her dogs out to the park or for a walk around the neighborhood. She also loves spending her weekends with her nephews and niece (Cullen, Jackson and Tybee). She comes from a military family and, as a result, loves traveling. She finds herself with itchy feet quite often, which will be cured very soon when she heads out to Uganda! “I can’t wait to work with SAFE,” she says, “because all I’ve done so far in my masters is learn in the classroom and SAFE has given me the opportunity to actually DO something to initiate a long-lasting positive change in a community. This really gives me the opportunity to do what I’ve wanted to do my whole life, which is work in an international community and help solve a real problem that has been plaguing the people that live there. I could not be more excited to work with SAFE this summer!”
Katie Morrison is currently a Master’s in Public Health candidate at Boston University, concentrating in maternal and child health. She had the privilege of traveling to Tanzania, Africa in 2010 with an organization called One Heart Source to help fight the generational cycle of HIV/AIDS and poverty. That experience left her not only inspired to help those left most vulnerable by a weak and unstable political system, but also opened her eyes to what it truly means to be human. “I am beyond excited to continue my journey to further ignite growth and change working with Safe Mothers, Safe Babies this summer,” she says. “I am thrilled to support SAFE in their mission to improve maternal and neonatal health through sustainable and participatory means and cannot wait to partner with communities to ensure all mothers and their babies have the basic right to life.” Apart from her passion for public health she enjoys the outdoors, playing soccer, swimming, baking, and the company of good friends and family.