Zach Shenk

Zach Shenk

Medical Programs Coordinator - Mao, Dominican Republic

Mao, Dominican Republic 

Born and raised in Utah, Zach spent many of his formative years in the mountains before pursuing an education in Health Sciences and Spanish at the College of Idaho. After a profound experience in Ecuador during a three-week study tour, his perspective was forever altered and he became determined to utilize his privilege and his skills to help others gain access to the  opportunities that he has been systemically afforded. As a water, sanitation and hygiene volunteer with the Peace Corps, he worked with local health personnel to educate rural community members in the central jungle of Peru about the importance of proper hygiene practices as well as empowering local water committees to improve the quality of their drinking water through the installation of drip chlorination treatment systems.

Zach’s fascination with the intersection of psychology, language, culture, and health has driven him to seek out new experiences and knowledge in an effort to piece together the puzzle that is the human spirit. He is humbled to be welcomed into the TGH family and inspired to be an ally to all in his latest endeavor as the Medical Programs Coordinator in Mao, Dominican Republic. When he isn’t working, you may find him engaged in some of his favorite pastimes, such as daydreaming about skiing, contemplating the universe, people watching, appreciating nature, and smiling for no apparent reason.