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Gabriella Farland – Overcoming Her Greatest Battles

Gabriella Farland knew from a young age that she had a love for language and travel, as well as an internal longing to help others and a nerdy fascination with science and health. That is why Farland originally came into the University of Oregon as a Biology major planning on pursing a pre-medical ...

Mekinsie Callahan – Overcoming Challenges to Follow Her Dreams in Global Health

She’s an avid gamer, a cat lover, and a Frisbee fanatic. She’s also an occasional explorer, who’s been to Vietnam, Mexico, France, England, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Dominican Republic. She is none other than Mekinsie Callahan. The UO senior from Portland, Oregon is studying Global ...

Rachel McGill – Inspired by Her to Reach New Heights in Global Health

You might find her eating sushi in Japan or exploring the landscapes of England or even studying here, in Eugene. Regardless, you’ll always find Rachel McGill challenging herself with new experiences. McGill, a Senior studying International Studies (INTL) with a minor in Global Health (GH), ...

Mekinsie Callahan

I am a senior working towards a major Human Physiology and a minor in Global Health. My journey within the field of global health began when I joined Students for Global Health (SGH). In this club, I was able to engage in ethically stimulating discussions, fundraising events, and bonding retreats, ...

Makaela Press

My name is Makaela Press and I am a senior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Global health and Legal Studies at the University of Oregon. Throughout my time as an undergraduate I have had the opportunity to study abroad twice. Last fall I spent three and a half months in Jordan ...

Zoe Cameron

My name is Zoe Cameron and I am a senior studying human physiology in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been lucky enough to serve on the board of the organization Students for Global Health as the public relations and communications chair as ...

Riley Shaffer

“My name is Riley Shaffer and I am junior working towards a double major in International Studies and Spanish as well as a minor in Global Health. Locally, I have been able to foster this interest in global health through the student led organization, SGH, as well as through my community health ...

Dana Emo

My name is Dana Emo and I am a senior here at the University of Oregon. Last summer, I went on the global health and development program in Accra, Ghana. While in Ghana, I took 3 classes and interned at a hospital where I had the opportunity to shadow nurses, doctors, midwives, and a physician ...

Tessa Kehoe

Tessa Kehoe is a senior majoring in Human Physiology with minors in Global Health, Economics, and Chemistry. She is the president of the Students for Global Health club and does research in a biology lab on campus. This past summer, Tessa traveled to Quito, Ecuador and completed a seven-week program ...

Grant Klausen

Grant is a junior at U of O majoring in Human Physiology and minoring in Chemistry and Global Health. He is also the Director of Events for the Students for Global Health Club on campus and is involved in a biochem research lab. This summer, Grant went to Accra, Ghana on the Service and Learning GEO ...


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