Co-President: Caroline Kelly
Caroline is from Houston, Tx and is a senior double majoring in public health and Spanish.
What do you love about GlobeMed? I love the community and the model of jointly working with our partner to agree upon a sustainable project that they implement using the funds we raise.
Why do you enjoy your position? GlobeMed has been a very formative impact of my growth during college. It is honestly a dream to have the opportunity to lead this organization and help facilitate growth of more future change-makers. I like brainstorming improvements with other exec members and actually implementing all of these ideas and passions into action. But ask me again at the end of this year, and I’m sure my answer will be different!
Would you rather live for a week in the past or the future and why? Agh, such a hard question. There are multiple weeks that I can point to that I would love to relive. And since I don’t know what the future holds I’m not sure how I could pick a week in it…so I guess the past? We all need to work on being present anyway-so let’s do that!
What living person, other than family members, do you most admire and why? Superlatives are so hard, like favorites… Stephen Hawking is pretty admirable, really anyone who has had a hardship whether it be physical, economical, of any kind, and does not let that hold them back from achieving all that they can is admirable to me. I also admire Kristen Griest and Shaye Haver, the first women to graduate from Army Ranger School.
Co-President: Corina Arroyo
Corina is from Houston, Tx and is a senior majoring in Health and Society and minoring in Psychology.
What do you love about GlobeMed? I love being able to have a place to talk about things that are important to not only me but to the other people in our community as well. It is very special to me to be able to hear everyone’s opinions and ideas. I think so often we don’t have these kinds of conversations in our everyday lives, so having the opportunity to discuss things that I would probably never had the chance to is amazing to me. I think this only makes us stronger as a chapter to achieve our goals that we set locally and with our partner. This comfortable feel is what sets us apart I think.
Why do you enjoy your position? Being able to lead this organization is such an honor. We always have such a great group of members, each with a different approach to what we do and I love being able to help incorporate their ideas into our chapter. It is a great feeling for me when members come up to me and want to talk about something that they think would benefit our organization. Their dedication shines through and it reaffirms for me that I made a great decision when I first joined GlobeMed. It is such a learning experience for me to see all the little details that go into making this organization run smoothly. Having the trust from our members to lead to make the right choices for this chapter is the perfect support system. Some weeks can be busier than others, but seeing things come into place is the best kind of reward. I really hope I can facilitate a great environment for our members to make an impact that reflects their full potential.
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been and why?This past summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Switzerland. This country holds a place in my heart. It was so much more than I expected. I had the opportunity to go to a few places in Europe and Switzerland was by far my favorite. Everything is so clean and the temperature is just right, a little hot but not Texas hot. The people are so kind, very active, and healthy. The pictures aren’t lying, the people with larger pieces of land had cows and sheep in their yards. (And there was a flock of sheep that “cut” the university lawn.) The train rides along Lake Genéve gave a glimpse of France on the other side. I had the chance to go paragliding here as well and the view was amazing. We were surrounded by mountains, with two lakes in the middle. It felt like its own little world. The water is crystal blue, so clear you can see right through it. There are mountains with snow still on the top of them in the middle of summer and the peaks meet the clouds. It was beautiful, I would go back there in a heartbeat. If anyone wants to chat about travel, study abroad, or wants to see pictures let me know!
If you could time travel, where would you go and why? That’s a tough one. It’s going to sound a little nerdy but I would go back to Darwin’s time (the mid to late 1800s) so I could witness his work on the Galapagos islands. A peculiar request I know, but for some reason, he is one figure that has stuck with me and I can’t really pinpoint why.
Co-Campaign Coordinator: cinnamon Long
Cinnamon is from Newport News, Virginia and is a junior majoring in Biology and is pre-med.
What do you love about GlobeMed? I love that GlobeMed is a family, not just an organization. We are all very different, but we are all passionate about human rights and support the common goals of the organization as a team.
Why do you enjoy your position? I get to plan and organize an entire event and see how all of the work comes together right in front of my eyes. That's one of the most rewarding jobs anyone could have.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? My superpower would be telekinesis because I’d like to be able to “use the force” every once in a while.
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better and why? Yoga always makes me feel better, but a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and Netflix works when I'm really down.
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Imron Naimzada
Imron is from austin, TX (woo-hoo) and is a sophomore majoring in Public Health!
What do you love about GlobeMed? Our mission to promote health equity by actively playing a role. Not only by setting a single goal to reach at a deadline but by getting together every week and discussing what each of us is accomplishing to make our vision a reality. I also enjoy the weekly discussions set up by GHU in which we learn about different topics relating to social and health justice.
Why do you enjoy your position? It allows me to accomplish our goal in an indirect way. I initially wasn’t too familiar with managing the campaign or financial part of a nonprofit, but, after being in this position, I’ve learned a lot about the importance and expectations the campaign aspect of an organization/system demands. I also feel extremely thankful to play a fulfilling role where I know the time and effort I put into this organization leads to a direct impact in the world.
If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A cat. I would have a relatively care-free life and already be granted the expectation to sleep all day.
What is your favorite movie quote and why? “Do I look like a guy with a plan?” - Joker, The Dark Knight. Joker tries to convey the illusion that his ideas and actions are somewhat spontaneous, yet he develops layers of strategy to accomplish his tasks. Even though he was the antagonist, it was inspiring to see how smooth he was at strategizing and executing his cryptic plans.
Co-GHU Coordinator: Alexander rivera
Alex is from Houston, Tx and is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in both Psychology and Religious Studies!
What do you love about GlobeMed? GlobeMed’s vision of sustainability is what drew me in at first. The fact that college kids could make a difference in people’s lives and the way our partnership works by listening rather than speaking is truly amazing to me. The passion and commitment each member has inspired me weekly to continue learning about our world to be aware and use my power to help ignite change.
Why do you enjoy your position? As co-ghU coordinator, I have the opportunity to discuss relevant topics with our members and hear their thoughts and opinions in our “brave space”. Being able to create an environment where people can calmly discuss all sides of one story without a heated argument is the most rewarding aspect of my position. The advocacy half of GlobeMed is where voices get heard and I want our members to know their thoughts matter.
If you could live in any TV home, what would it be and why? FRIENDS! I would live in Monica and Rachel’s apartment in New York City. Living up north would be so much fun considering driving from state to state would be so easy and I would always be surrounded by my closest friends. Corina and I have always wanted to live like the characters so this would literally be a dream come true.
Don’t try to plan out your life for the rest of your life. Think of what you want to do in the next 10 years and do that. Make a list of all the jobs/careers you want to have, then figure out how to get there and go. My mentor, Mrs. Meyer, told me this while I was freaking out trying to decide what my major would be and what career path I would take in order to calm me down. It helped me realize I probably wouldn’t be in the same job for the rest of my life after I graduated from UT, but that I had time to figure out what I was passionate about and could choose many career paths rather than picking just one. What you decide today will not always be what you want tomorrow.
Co-GHU Coordinator: Kelsey Moreland
Kelsey is from Clear Lake City, Tx and is a sophomore double majoring in Genetics and Genomics.She is also working towards a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profits!
What do you love about GlobeMed? I love the opportunity to be surrounded by people with differing opinions that can have a civilized conversation about controversial issues. It is so important to get educated opinions from all sides of the issue, and GlobeMed is an amazing way to experience that in the UT community.
Why do you enjoy your position? I really love being able to come up with and facilitate the dialogue that I love about GlobeMed. As co-ghU coordinator, I get to help create and plan the discussion and social justice part of the organization, which is absolutely enlightening and amazing.
Who would you like to live like for a day and why? I would love to live like my lifestyle and travel inspiration RayaWasHere. She is so full of life and extremely intelligent. If I could touch as many people with my platform to spread 'wokeness' and love, I would be so happy.
If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why? Oh, Gregor Mendel for sure! That guy was a genius! Besides being a MONK that went to school and did scientific research for FUN, he was kind and able to solve one of the biggest mysteries of science ever, that all biology was built upon. No one even believed his discoveries when he came out with them; I would love to see the look on his face when I told him that long after his death, he was finally appreciated and celebrated by people a from the age of 10 onwards.
Director of Community Building: Kritika Soni
Kritika is from Missouri City, Tx and is a sophomore majoring in Public Health!
What do you love about GlobeMed? The people, the conversations, and our environment. We work with our partner organization to build a relationship in which sustainability, as well as listening, are key. Projects are developed based upon what the community asks for and we provide the funds such that the programs can develop and continue via the native community. As members the weekly gHU’s educate and allow us a safe space to discuss sensitive issues. We learn from each other and our past experiences, we share our differences and become more aware of others. The members of GlobeMed grow just as much as our partner does with the earned funding.
Why do you enjoy your position? It’s the classic cliché “I like to help people”. Volunteering has been a big part of my life and is a pretty awesome way to meet new people. I’ve seen and experienced so many new things from hospital operation to dog walking to judging a spelling bee. I’m all for immersion and I feel that volunteering anywhere is a good way to start learning about the community around us.
What was your favorite toy growing up and why? I don’t have a specific toy, but I do love my stuffed animals. In most of my childhood photos there is some sort of stuffed animal with me. Even now, back home in my room, I have a collection of them displayed on a miniature bookcase.
What would you do if you were invisible for a day and why? Hop on a plane, take an empty seat and fly off (to whichever country the plane is headed).
Director of CommuniCations: Andrew Thornton
Andrew is from Nashville, TN and is a Freshman majoring in Public Health and Middle Eastern languages & Cultures!
What do you love about GlobeMed? I love GlobeMed’s commitment to promoting health equity, and I think that a university is the perfect place to get people excited about global health. I also love that GlobeMed brings together students from all kinds of backgrounds who are all passionate about learning more and teaching others about to health disparities.
Why do you enjoy your position? I love having the opportunity to contribute to GlobeMed in a way in which I can bring people together. My position gives me the opportunity to connect students, alumni, and those outside of the UT community, as well, with the organizations with whom we partner. In addition, I get to give Longhorns the opportunity to see what GlobeMed is all about and learn why health equity is important. GlobeMed’s mission is one that people really want to get behind and support, so communicating who we are and what we do is very much an honor.
What is one thing you feel is underrated? Old people.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Collegiate boxer and football player, champion table tennis player, olympian bobsledder, photographer, journalist, and world-traveller Dick Severino.
GROW DIRECTOR: Jonathan Castaneda
Jonathan is from Eagle lake, Tx and is a junior majoring in Public Health!
What do you love about GlobeMed? GlobeMed made me realize that with passion and the right model we as college students can make sustainable change around the world towards health equity.
Where do you see yourself in the future? In the future I see myself working as a Hospital administrator while raising a family.
Fun Fact: I’ve had grey hair since I was 5.
What’s your favorite childhood memory? Road-trips with my cousins to Arizona every summer to visit my great-grandma
Executive Board Fall 2017
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Tanima Poddar
Tanima is from Kolkata, India and is a senior double majoring in Economics and Math.
What do you love about GlobeMed? I love GlobeMed because it helps me give back to the community and work for a cause that will make that world a better place. We are so consumed with our day to day lives that we often forget that there is so much work needed to overcome the disparity in this world. GlobeMed gives me a chance to not just fundraise but also get awareness about various social justice issues and prejudices. It has helped in the development of my emotional intelligence and self-empowerment. People often considering working with or for a nonprofit as something philanthropic and a one-sided affair, where we champion the causes of someone. However, GlobeMed has taught me that philanthropy is so much more than just helping our other people. It is really a give and take relationship where you end up learning a lot yourself. It also provides me with a “Bravespace” to express my views and opinions without getting scared of what others will think. What I absolutely love about GlobeMed is the fact that everyone is so welcoming, friendly and kind. I have met some of my best friends in this organization and GlobeMed will always hold a special space in my heart.
Why do you enjoy your position? What I enjoy about the campaign's committee is that the work we do directly impacts the welfare of the people of our partner organization by providing them with the necessary funds needed to conduct welfare projects. This year our funds shall help in a project geared towards combatting Diabetes among the Mayan population. I feel very fortunate and privileged to be able to afford the latest healthcare services and facilities. However, this is not the case for everyone and money should not be constraint towards achieving universal health care. Campaigns strives to conduct fundraisers all year round also as a way to raise awareness among the student population at UT about our Partner Organization and the impact we can have in their lives with our work. So it is a combination of fundraising and educating. Campaigns makes sure that every penny counts and we have done everything we can to overcome the financial hurdle faced by our partner organization by reaching our goal.
If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? I think I would be a bird but I don’t know what type of a bird. Definitely not a chicken. Maybe a migratory bird and fly from one end of the world to another. Even as a human, I love flying and try to make sure I am on an airplane at least once a month. But I am hoping as a bird I will be able to do the same thing for free. So yeah a migratory bird would be the animal I would want to be.
What is your favorite movie quote and why? Maybe happiness is something we can only pursue. And Maybe we can actually never have it, no matter what.” - This is a quote from the movie, The Pursuit of Happiness, which is one of my all-time favourites. I love this quote because I truly believe that happiness is something that can be sought but never fully achieved. It’s the chase and the journey that makes life so special and memorable. The struggles that we encounter in our pursuit of happiness is what gives us meaning, strength and positivity. I feel like once happiness is achieved, everything is over and there is really no fun left. No one wants to live the life of an overachiever, where everything is perfect and every move has been successful. Failure is what breaks us but also makes us.
Director of Marketing and Communications: Kimi Perez
Kimi is from Harlingen/San Antonio, Tx and is a junior majoring in Biochemistry and pursuing a certificate in Forensic Sciences!
What do you love about GlobeMed? I love that GlobeMed was just meant to be for me. It was my first home away from home at UT and that’s something very special to me. I’ve received so much love and support from the members of GlobeMed and that’s something I really need in my life. Not only that, but I’ve been able to really live up to UT’s “what starts here changes the world”. I feel that GlobeMed at UT is the epitome of global change and I’m so grateful to be a part of something so revolutionary.
Why do you enjoy your position? As an introvert, I definitely see communications and marketing as a way to break out of my shell and show the social media world what it means to me to be a part of something as unique and wonderful as GlobeMed. I also get the chance to be as artistic as I want creating fliers, cover photos, and designing our website. I love that I learned so much from Kristen Elizabeth Henke, Sam S. Bennett, Ciara Redmond, and Annie Davis from being in GlobeMed and it has truly helped me summed up to what I am and will be as the Director of MarComms!
If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be and why?
"What do you dream about little one?" because some nights he whimpers and kicks and makes hushed growls in his sleep and I can’t tell if they’re nightmares or adventures.
"Do you still remember the day you and I first met?" because I’d love to know if he recalls how we met and what he felt and experienced since I fell completely in love with him.
"Do you remember what happened on the day of July 9th, 2015?" because I do and I hope that he does too, it’ll make me feel 100% validated and not crazy, but at peace.
What’s your favorite thing about one of your grandparents and why? I love how angelic and loving my abuelita is, she has a heart of gold for La Virgen de Guadalupe. She makes Catholicism for me, a form of affection, comfort, and security. I’m so blessed to have her in my life because everything just feels so serene when I’m around her. I could hold her hand forever and always feel safe and loved.
Meet the Executive Board 2016-2017
Co-President: Jimena Gamboa-Bonilla
Jimena is a Junior majoring in Supply Chain Management. She is from Bogota, Columbia but lives in Houston, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? Within my crazy schedule, GlobeMed is the place I am able to actively make a difference in the issues that I care the most about and be inspired by incredible members from all parts of campus.
Why do you enjoy your position? I love being able to see all of the wonderful hard work our members make and continue to encourage them!
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Frida Kahlo. For a while now, Frida has been not only my role model, but fashion icon. I admire her because, in my eyes, she was a woman who redefined her own concept of femininity while maintaining her traditional roots. She always wore her heart on her sleeve and did everything with passion.
What is the best advice you have received? My mother is who I turn to when times are tough or when I just need some guidance. Every time I am going through a rough time, she reminds me that "there is no such thing as happiness, there are only happy moments." This helps me to redirect my energy to create my own happy moments despite any issue I'm facing.
Co-President: Sricharan Navuluri
Sri is a Senior majoring in Health and Society. He is from Hobbs, NM.
What do you love about GlobeMed?
Why do you enjoy your position?
Coke or pepsi? I like coke because it reminds me of India and Guatemala. It has to be the one with real sugar though.
If you could be any animal, what would it be? Dogs, they are just so loving and fluffy.
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Ramya Krothapally
Ramya is a Senior majoring in Neuroscience. She is from Houston, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? I didn't feel I was making the kind of contributions to the world as I wanted to make or was as educated about social justice as I wanted to be. Joining GlobeMed was the easiest way for me to change that, and as someone aspiring to be a health-care professional, I am so happy to be a part of a movement that is responsible for empowering people to improve the health of their community.
Why do you enjoy your position? As a campaign manager, I am grateful for the trust and responsibility I am given to ensure that the health equity project that is coordinated with Wuqu' Kawoq is successful, and I love working with other individuals who are also just as grateful and dedicated.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation. For someone who loves to travel, being able to go anywhere in the world at anytime would be incredible. Just imagining all the different food, cultures, and people I could learn about makes me really wish I could teleport!
Favorite book? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. There is an important lesson to be learned from a book that illustrates the life of an ordinary German family during one of the darkest times in human history. World War II. I appreciate the author for reminding me that it is essential to put yourself in the other person's shoes to even partially understand what they are going through.
Co-Campaign Coordinator: William Kuo
Will is a Third year majoring in Finance. He is originally from Tucson, AZ but now lives in Houston, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? I'm in GlobeMed because frankly people don't do enough to change the world around them. They're content with the status quo and don't see that the only reason we are where we are today is human perseverance and goodwill. Sometimes we lose that focus.
Why do you enjoy your position? I love our position for the reason that it's so flexible! Each year we all add and subtract from different campaigns and look at how to improve and how to do things differently and it's a tough process but an enjoyable one. We're constantly looking to change it up a little so that we can raise even more for our wonderful partners. And improvement cannot come without the will to change things up a little.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I would want the ability to control time! It's too fleeting... Just the ability to pause time and take in that sunset, or to get that two extra hours of sleep at night would make all the difference in the world. Or of course I could procrastinate homework and keep pushing it back until the end of time, or at least until I finally find the will to finish it. There's just so much you could do if you could control time. You could go back and enjoy that moment over again. You could do it differently. Or you could just not be in it at all. Life as you want to live it completely.
One thing that's underrated? The world around us. It's beautiful. And I know that most people know this but still sometimes I think we take for granted even the beauty immediately around us that we're so accustomed to. The autumn leaves falling to the ground or the wind rustling through the branches. Things like that.
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Yasmin Boloori
Yasmin is a Junior majoring in Psychology. She is from Frisco, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I joined GlobeMed. But since I did, I've had my mind opened to so many new social justice issues. I have found a super amazing group of friends. I've learned how important it is to be surrounded by open-minded, cultured, and respectful people.
Why do you enjoy your position? I absolutely LOVE campaigns because we get to plan these really exciting events! My favorite event to get prepared for is Silent Auction. But hopefully some of our new events become my new favorites.
Dogs or cats? Dogs. Cats are pretty fun but I'm allergic. Also I need to feel loved. My dogs are the best part of life.
Favorite childhood memory? When I was 6 or 7 years old, I had a best friend who brought out my outgoing side. We would make up dance routines and perform any chance we could.
Director of Marketing and Communications: Kristen Henke
Kristen is a Senior majoring in Corporate Communications. She is originally from Flower Mound, TX but now lives in HAllettsville, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? It constantly inspires me. Our weekly meetings keep me aware, excited, and hopeful for our future. I am so much more knowledgeable about issues going on around me because of the wonderful conversations led by the inspirational people in this organization. And of course, I believe wholeheartedly in our cause. We don't just raise money and send it off somewhere. We strive to have a beautiful, lasting, fulfilling relationship with our partner in which we truly strive to learn just as much from them as they can learn from us. (We usually learn more from them, and that's very humbling). I will miss my GlobeMed fam so much after graduating!
Why do you enjoy your position? Marketing is so important for our cause. If we don't market, our events won't be as successful. That's less funds for our partner. So I love that I'm playing an important part in a bigger picture. Additionally, I love that I'm constantly learning. This is my second year in this position, and though I've already learned so much, I'm still learning every day. Organization, leadership, marketing tactics, outreach tools, etc. It's so fulfilling.
Dogs or cats? Dogs, of course. Every time I see a dog I get so excited. They have so much to teach us about loyalty, friendship, and unconditional love. Humans don't deserve them!
What's one thing you feel is underrated? Hugging your parents. When they've taken care of you as you grew up, feeling that comfort again when you're approaching adulthood means so much.
Co-GHU Coordinator: Maya Rao
Maya is a Senior majoring in Nutrition. She is from Flower Mound, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? GlobeMed's model of empowerment and sustainability are the reasons why I continue to love and support what we do. We don't just empower our partner, but our members and students around campus by initiating conversations and raising awareness for health issues and more.
Why do you enjoy your position? I love getting to dive into different issues I normally wouldn't look into. I love hearing what others have to say and getting the diverse viewpoints of all the members.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? To be able to stretch my body so I wouldn't have to get off the couch to do things.
Dogs or cats? Dogs, 100%. Nothing beats the bond between a dog and its owner.
Co-GHU Coordinator: Michelle Zhang
Michelle is a fourth year Neuroscience and PLan II Major. She is from Austin, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? GlobeMed's partnership model, with its emphasis on sustainability and community empowerment, really appealed to me. It also empowers us, as students, to talk about and tackle such immense issues as global health inequity. Part of it is about fostering dialogue and awareness, and the other part is taking action-I love that GlobeMed balances both, and that's what drew me in.
Why do you enjoy your position? I love encountering so many diverse perspectives, helping create a space where everyone feels comfortable sharing, and seeing every member's passion for social justice grow throughout the semester!
If you could be any animal, which would you choose? I would be an elephant. They are so majestic, and I think I'd enjoy spraying water at other elephants with my trunk.
What is one thing you feel that is underrated? Avocado on toast is so delicious, and needs to be appreciated by more people! Go home and try it.
Director of Community Building and GROW: Valeria Mejia
Valeria is a Junior majoring in Public Health. She is from Chia, Columbia.
What do you love about GlobeMed? GlobeMed's model is sustainable and celebrates the culture of the community we serve. It also empowers the partner organization and the community members to create positive, needed change.
Why do you enjoy your position? I love talking to the partner organization and learning about the projects they are currently working on. I learn a lot about how successful non-profits are run.
If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A dog, and more specifically my dog because she is living THE good life. She's cute and she knows it, and who doesn't want instant massages upon request?
What's one thing you feel is overrated? Starbucks. (Sorry Pumpkin Spice Latte fans out there.)
Director of Outreach: Caroline Kelly
Caroline is a Junior majoring in Public Health and Spanish. She is from Houston, TX.
What do you love about GlobeMed? The model. Real partnership. Sustainability. Learning from each other, making real change.
Why do you enjoy your position? I love exploring and learning how to delve into the corporate world in the city of Austin! This is a new position, so I'm having fun figuring it all out!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? To be fluent in every language in the world so I could talk with everyone and travel easily.
What is your favorite part about going back to school each year? Getting all of my syllabi and filling out my planner with every single assignment and date I can think of!
Meet the Execuive Board 2015-2016
Co-President: Annie Davis
Annie is a Senior Majoring in human relations.
Where do you see yourself in the future? I hope to one day have a successful career, but more importantly have five healthy children!
What does GlobeMed mean to you? I joined GlobeMed because while I was aware of some of the global health disparities that were present, I wanted to learn more about them and what I could do to fight them. Being a part of GlobeMed, I have learned that impactful change can be made when students come together and focus their efforts on making a real difference.
Fun fact: My favorite drink is a large diet coke from McDonald's!
Co-President: CiarA REdmond
Ciara is a Senior majoring in Supply Chain Management
Where do you see yourself in the future? I want to be working to improve the efficiency of supply chains around the world, while ensuring the sustainability and empowerment of all involved. I want my particular focus to be on the inclusion and success of all.
What does GlobeMed mean to you? In the often difficult world of development and non profit, GlobeMed constantly strives to listen to the needs of our network and adapt accordingly. We are not perfect, but we will never stop learning from each other and our partners.
Fun fact: I really love popcorn.
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Caroline Kelly
Caroline is a Sophomore majoring in Public Health and Spanish.
Where do you see yourself in the future? Working as a pediatrician in an environment where I can speak Spanish daily; helping little ones and their families be as healthy as possible!
What does GlobeMed mean to you? I joined GlobeMed because of the importance of that partner relationship, the sustainability aspect, and their model to approach change. I absolutely love this organization because of the incredibly passionate people who inspire me daily!
Fun fact(s): I hope snail mail never becomes extinct, I don't like any berries except for bananas, and I have a list for absolutely everything...seriously.
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Reid Luedecke
Reid is a senior majoring in health promotion.
Where do you see yourself in the future? I see myself someplace I want to be, happy, and improving the health of people wherever I am.
What does GlobeMed mean to you? I joined GlobeMed because it was different than any other organization I had seen on the UT campus. Its focus on advocacy and sustainability was inspiring and fulfilling after trying many other organizations. Joining GlobeMed was the best decision of my college career; it's molding and shaping who I am as a person, on a daily basis.
Fun fact(s): I'm secretly in love with Thin Mints (the best Girl Scout Cookie). Oh and I think Dumbledore would beat Gandalf in a fight.
Director Of Communications: Kristen Henke
Kristen is a Junior majoring in Communication Studies.
Where do you see yourself in the future? Working with a non-profit, traveling more, and working with more passionate people dedicated to great causes.
What does GlobeMed mean to you? GlobeMed is different. I love that we focus on long-term sustainability, because I don't think that's easy to find. The amount of passion that everyone in GlobeMed has constantly inspires and keeps me moving forward and dedicated to our causes.
Fun fact: I was a competitive dancer for eight years.
Co-GHU Coordinator: Sri Navuluri
Sri is a Junior majoring in health & society.
Where do you see yourself in the future? I see myself becoming a physician and continuing to conduct research on the role of culture in overall health outcomes, which would help me in providing respectful and personal care for my patients.
What does GlobeMed mean to you? The idea of good health is one of very few ideas that remain the same from culture to culture. But at the moment, in a time when global health equity is more achievable than ever, the world is not equal. Impoverished people in developing countries are continuing to die from diseases for which cures and mechanisms of prevention exist, while people in more developed nations are feeling the burdens of lifestyle diseases that stem from overconsumption and sedentary habits. Both sides need to be improved for there to be equality of health. We are privileged to live in conditions where we do not need to worry about the health of our mothers, prevention of curable diseases, or access to good nutrition and clean water. We need to work to transform these privileges into unalienable rights, globally, and that is exactly what GlobeMed is doing – and exactly why I am so passionate about being a part of this organization.
Fun fact: I am a New Mexican!
Co-GHU Coordinator: Pooja Tanna
Pooja is a junior majoring in Neuroscience.
Where do you see yourself in the future? I see myself in a service-based career directly working with people who need me, whether that be through medicine or education.
What does GlobeMed mean to you? I love GlobeMed because it's so unique. My specific role in GlobeMed tries to create leaders for social change, while understanding the nature of the communities they are helping. I thrive on the passion that so many members have and their determination to understand the world. I initially joined GlobeMed because of a friend I had in it, and I don't regret a single thing. I realized that sustainable movements are being achieved in the world today and I learned how I could be a part of this change. I stay in GlobeMed because of our amazing members and the lessons I learn every week during meetings.
Fun fact: I've met and hung out with a Bollywood actress when I was in India once! I also played the piano for 13 years.
GroW Coordinator: Jimena Gamboa
Jimena is a Sophomore majoring in business.
Where do you see yourself in the future? Working with international companies to expand and develop their corporate responsibility.
What does GlobeMed mean to you? GlobeMed unites passionate students from different backgrounds to empower one another and the rest of the world.
Fun fact: I eat a lot of honey, like a jar a week.