Barbara Pierce Bush, a young global activist and author, is renowned for her work as the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, an organization that mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity. She graduated from Yale in 2004 with a degree in Humanities and has demonstrated profound servant leadership by encouraging and developing a new generation of leaders in the health sector.
As CEO of the Global Health Corps, Ms. Bush’s work has spread in countries including Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia and she strives to develop a network of young leaders who share the common belief: "Health is a human right." By sending well-trained fellows to those vulnerable communities, Ms. Bush believes that young leaders play an active role in advancing social justice. In our year of the centennial celebration of co-education at Austin College, we are delighted to honor a young woman of international leadership.
Global Outreach Fellowships
Each Global Outreach Fellowship is intended to provide meaningful and potentially life-changing experiences for a select group of Austin College students while benefiting the communities around the world. From teaching in impoverished areas, working on development programs in Africa, or starting a program of their own, the opportunities are limitless.
The 10 to 15 Austin College students selected annually as Global Outreach Fellows receive Global Outreach Fellowships to support their project and/or participation in an internship that fosters engagement with community development issues while providing a meaningful appreciation of both the possibilities and the obstacles in leading effective change in these areas. Fellowships awarded to Austin College students are specifically meant to support servant leadership opportunities and are not meant to support “for-profit” internships and/or opportunities.