Team Uganda 2019
BS Candidate in Animal Science 2021
Joining Team Uganda in the Engaged Cornell program has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had thus far. Every step of my internship with the Jane Goodall Institute has furthered my understanding of and passion for One Health - from learning about the One Health Initiative in Dr. Robin Radcliffe’s Conservation with Communities class, to applying these concepts in the field over the summer, and then sharing these learning experiences during my lecture at Cornell. The multifaceted nature of One Health has left me feeling extremely fortunate. This experience has taught me that open-mindedness, patience, and dedicated work are crucial to efficient collaboration between the ambassadors of human medicine, veterinary medicine, and environmental science. We are all working towards the same goal of optimal health, so why not come together to expand our overall skill set and actively find working solutions to our greatest global health challenges? I believe that everyone can make a difference because all opinions, experiences, and backgrounds add value and joint efforts have compounding effects. Working in Uganda with Victoria Albano (DVM ‘21), Dr. Robin Radcliffe, and the Jane Goodall Institute team has only strengthened this belief and ultimately my passion for veterinary medicine, conservation, and sustainability with a One Health approach.