Hear from returned volunteers about their experiences in the health sector during and after Peace Corps service!
Molly Green is a doctoral candidate in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on exploring the effects of the social environment on mental health among Arab Americans. She served as a Health Education volunteer in Morocco from 2011-2013, after which she worked for a global health non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She received her MPH from University of Michigan in 2017.
Adriane Kline is a dual degree master's student in the School of Public Health and the School for Environment and Sustainability pursuing a career in environmental health. She served in the Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Fiji from 2014-2016. During service, she completed a USAID clean water project to increase water storage capacity for the local school, conducted health outreach programs and taught healthy living courses.
Rebecca Fleming is currently the Director of Community Health Initiatives at Packard Health, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) focused on meeting the health and social needs of the Ann Arbor community. She received her MPH in Global Health from Emory University and her BSN from Duke University. She has previously worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina-Faso, West Africa where she designed and implemented health education programs and worked with women's groups on small business development and as a Public Health Nurse for public clinic in rural North Carolina. Her research experience has focused on ensuring accessibility to healthcare for refugee populations. In her current role at Packard, Becca focuses on empowering vulnerable and medically-complex patients to understand and gain control of their health and social needs and collaborating on various outreach projects with community partners including the Delonis Shelter, Avalon Housing, and Michigan Medicine Emergency Room. She also coordinates with other Packard leaders to maximize workflow efficiency in the clinic setting and to brainstorm and implement strategies to increase patient and staff satisfaction.