I graduated from Austin College in 2010 with a major in Psychology and Religious Studies. I received a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Concentration in International Social and Economic Development in 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
I moved back to Texas from Tanzania in 2018. I started working for UT Health San Antonio in 2019 and I am enjoying being a part of the future of health care from a development standpoint. I am happy to talk more about my transition back home and how I use the skills I developed in Tanzania and lessons I learned at Austin College.
One of the most memorable experiences I had during my time at Austin College was being a Sallie Majors Religious Life Intern. I felt honored to be offered the position and to work alongside some of the smartest, most dedicated, and fun students who have all continued to be overachievers in their personal lives and professional careers. Through the internship, I learned what was important to me and the type of person I wanted to be personally and in my future career. I was able to develop the tools I needed to be successful as a leader in the service field.
Since graduation, I have earned my Masters in Social Work with a concentration in International Social Economic Development. I have started a successful career in international development, living and working in Tanzania as the Director of Operations for a public health WASH related organization called Maji Safi Group. These lessons took me back to San Antonio, where I currently support my home community working at UT Health San Antonio. Thanks to my experiences at Austin College, I have been able to understand the importance of service and start a career helping others.