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Alumni Spotlight: Jason Pace, GlobeMed at Rhodes College
This is a story of a young GlobeMed leader finding his role in the movement for global health equity.
In 2010, Jason joined GlobeMed at Rhodes College as a freshman. Over the next four years, GlobeMed would spark his interest in public health and give him a unique perspective for his International Politics major. In the partnership’s second year, Jason had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua to visit Rhodes’ partner organization AMOS Health and Hope. During his internship, Jason conducted community surveys, helped test and distribute water filters, and learned the ins and outs of nonprofit work in another country.
We recently had the chance to catch up with Jason and hear how his GlobeMed experience at Rhodes shaped what he does now. Check out the video below to learn more!
Evan graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 with double major in Anthropology and Biology. He co-founded Wash U’s GlobeMed chapter and established its longstanding partnership with Uganda Development and Health Associates(UDHA). He served as a GlobeMed Partner Search Fellow in 2011 helping to establish partnerships in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. He graduated with a medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine in 2015 and is currently a first year resident in Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Gerald Guevarra graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2014 studying International Studies with a Minor in Women & Gender Studies. Gerald served in GlobeMed at Loyola as Campaign Coordinator and GROW Coordinator. Gerald is currently working as a Youth Program Advocate at Mujeres Latinas en Accion, a community-based organization in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Grounded in grassroots organizing within the Latin@ community Gerald works in designing preventative programs to combat gender-based violence and empowering the next generation of Latin@ youth.
Tade Mengesha was involved in GlobeMed for all 4 years of college at Northwestern University. She graduated from Northwestern in 2014 with a degree in social policy. After her graduation, she was selected as an Emerson Hunger Fellow. She worked at Lifelong in Seattle to serve and empower individuals with HIV/AIDS or other chronic conditions to improve their health. With the continued desire to push health equity for all, Tade is currently completing a Master’s in Public Policy at University of Chicago.
Kalin is a proud GlobeMed at UCLA alumni with experience working as a CDC Public Health Associate and in mental health services for refugee populations in Malaysia. In her current role as a Global Health Corps Fellow at Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia, she focuses in Resource Mobilization and Partnerships. When she’s not busy chatting about social justice Kalin can be found hiking mountains or searching for the perfect bagel.