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Student Spotlight: Kristen Jogerst (’16)

As an adventure-loving college student in Iowa, Kristen Jogerst knew she wanted to do three things with her life: become a doctor, work abroad, and teach. As a second-year medical student, she's well on her way to accomplishing all three.

Jogerst started participating in her first global health experiences while an undergraduate, going on trips to Haiti to work on primary-care initiatives with the nongovernmental organization Community Health Initiative. She worked with rural populations in the mountains and countryside and fell in love with the country, its people, and the work.

Jogerst has since returned to Haiti, working as a clinic manager for Community Health Initiative, with members of Haiti's Ministry of Health, and as part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Infectious Disease and International Health team's HIV care and treatment initiatives in Les Cayes. Read more...