“Being a JRF scholar has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my collegiate career. It is such an incredible feeling to know I have such a large family who is invested in my success. There is always someone willing to listen and offer advice when I need it, and for that I am truly grateful.”
Linda recently participated in a research project through the Mayo clinic that was looking at Hepatitis in Kenyan community. Linda’s role was recruitment and leading focus groups. This experience was a great learning experience in the field of clinic research and really solidified her passion for public health.
Linda would like to graduate with her degree in Biochemistry and earn her Masters in public health as well as her MD in family medicine. Linda sees herself working specifically with African and American communities and improving health care as well as awareness in those communities. She would eventually like to go back to Kenya and work with women’s health in rural villages.
Linda’s largest role was as the public relations officer for African student association. She was in charge of Voicing for Africa which were monthly forums that focused on issues Africans face in America. Linda found venues for the forum, came up with questions and facilitated the discussions.