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I get around: Siri Solberg

In this issue we continue our ‘I get around’ series, where Association members tell stories of where they are, what they are doing, who they have met, and why they believe or hope they are doing valuable work. This month we have Siri Solberg, who recently finished her MSc in Public Health Nutrition at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, and who presented her research at our Oxford Conference in September 2014. She tells us about her experience in combining nutrition and economics.Read More

I Get Around – Mayya Husseini

In this issue we continue our regular ‘I get around’ series. Every month, Association members will tell stories of where they are, what they are doing, who they have met, and why they believe or hope they are doing valuable work. This month we have Mayya Husseini, about her views and experiences as a beginner public health nutritionist in Barcelona. She is focusing her column on initiatives to reduce food waste and a dinner event promoting the consumption of organic and local foods.Read More

I Get Around: Isabela Sattamini

I get around is one of our regular series. Every month, Association members tell stories of where they are, what they are doing, who they have met, and why they believe or hope they are doing valuable work. This month we have Isabela Sattamini, telling us about her experience in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working with nutrition education in schools, as well as her encounter with Marion Nestle in New York City in September 2013.Read More

I Get Around: Ana Lucia Mayen

I get around is one of our regular series. Every month, Association members tell stories of where they are, what they are doing, who they have met, and why they believe or hope they are doing valuable work. This month we have Ana Lucia Mayen, telling us about her experience in Guatemala and her work with PAHO after the national food security crisis that affected the country.Read More

I get around: Ana Lucia Mayen

Studying abroad had always been a clear idea in my mind. But which master’s degree should I choose? It was very obvious to me: coming from a developing country where almost half of the population lives in poverty and at least 25% in extreme poverty, public health was the right choice. The alarming rates of stunting (chronic undernutrition) in the country (49.8%) made it clear that I had to do something about it.Read More

I get around: Seva Khambadkone

I last left you in the rural Nicaraguan community of Fila Grande, where I was getting oriented to the work of AMOS Health & Hope and my gap year position as their research assistant. Since then, I’ve continued and expanded my work with AMOS. These experiences of community engagement and immersion have made me think about the strengths of the people we serve and the unconscious biases of institutions toward their constituents. Read More

I get around: Mayya Husseini

Coming to the end of my master’s degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011, the question that kept on ringing louder than ever in my head was ‘where do I want to go from here?’ Given the global financial and you-name-them crises, it would be much wiser to let the place pick you. But I’ve never been one to ignore my instincts and I knew exactly where they were taking me – Barcelona.
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