Author: Kathleen Ferraro

I’m a junior studying Anthropology, International Studies, and Global Health. Having studied or worked with global health initiatives in three different countries, I believe that health is a fundamental component of allowing a life to be lived to its fullest potential, and that that potential ought to be realized out of respect for human equality and global improvement.

Sexual Violence in Kenyan Slums

While working in a rural hospital and community health organizations in Mutomo and Nairobi, Kenya through “Team Mutomo”*, a group formed at my high school in Minnesota, I was able to visit Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. After talking with the people there, I realized just how dangerous slum life can be. Of course, I had

Alcohol: A Key Concern for the Post-2015 Health Agenda in Ireland

After studying public health in Ireland, I noticed that my professors and authors, whose texts I read, differed from my American public health professors in one major way: the topics of focus differed largely between the two nations. In America, my studies have often tended to focus on obesity, HIV/AIDS, and global development. In contrast,

Mental Health Service User Participation in Ireland

After spending the semester abroad in Ireland to study public health, I took a great interest to public health objectives overseas. I took a special interest in mental health policies and procedures, given the ever-increasing amount of global attention that is paid to mental health awareness and stigma. Several of my Irish professors were involved