Medical Programs Coordinator - Mao, Dominican Republic
Mao, Dominican Republic
A graduate from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a BA in Anthropology and Women’s & Gender Studies, Anny is thrilled to join the team of Timmy in Mao, Dominican Republic.
Anny’s passion for community service, public health advocacy, and civic engagement have both local and global origins. Her commitment to the people of Boston led her to become a Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corp 2015 fellow as well as a former executive board member of Colombia Vive, a Boston based human rights organization. At UMass Boston, Anny was able to channel her interests in the intersection between community and global engagement by joining Beacon Voyages for Service (BVS), where she participated in service-learning trips to Puerto Rico and Kentucky, and where she organized and led a service trip to Xela, Guatemala focused on indigenous women’s empowerment. After this trip, she became the Education Coordinator for BVS, overseeing the social justice based education for the program at large.
Through these service opportunities and her concentration on women’s health during college, Anny discovered her true calling in global health work. This passion was reaffirmed when she had the opportunity to shadow health advocates and practitioners in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2016. In Cape Town, she witnessed and learned about the complexities of addressing public health crises and their layered impacts on local communities. Anny hopes to continue learning and advocating in the area of global public health and to dedicate her career to advance health as a human right across geographical borders.