LIVE from a beautiful (albeit a little chilly) Stockholm!! Hello – My name is Alexandra and I will be one of the two Global Health digital ambassadors sharing my stories, experiences and information with you over the course of the next 10 months!
First off, Stockholm is beautiful! You will arrive here at the end of summer, and if you are lucky – like we have been this year – you will experience warm days and balmy summer nights. You will have the opportunity to explore Stockholm outdoors and partake in some of Swedish summer culture. The city itself is a friendly, safe and well-organized city, providing much opportunity for exploration. Now.. Karolinska –
Why Karolinska? Why Global Health – well…After completing my Masters in International Relations I worked within the public health field (broadly – in HIV and SRHR) within East and Southern Africa. After a few years, I decided that I needed a little more technical knowledge and expertise. After you have made that decision – Karolinska is an easy choice. Global Health is a unique course in that it offers a broad multidisciplinary range drawing expertise and knowledge from Political Science, Law, Health Sciences, Health Economics, Epidemiology and a few other pertinent topics – thus making it an eclectic and dynamic degree. Coming to beautiful Stockholm – is an added bonus!
Upon arrival here I have not been disappointed – my class mates are well travelled, brilliant, engaged, diverse and dedicated. They draw their experience from all corners of the globe – both professionally and academically. I hope you will share this year with me – both the experiences and the challenges.
I look forward to this year and hope it is full of new, exciting adventures – fabulous people and enlightening education!