2008 Contributors

Sarah Alsamarai is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences class of 2009 at Boston College. Sarah is a Philosophy major and Chemistry minor participating in the pre-med concentration. In addition to her interest in the field of Bioethics, she serves as a board member on the Student Judicial Board, participates in the International Assistant Program and is interested in women's health and clinical research..

Stacy Brown is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences class of 2008 at Boston College. Stacy is a Hispanic Studies Major, with a pre-medical concentration. Her interests range from advocating organ donation to adventuring in downtown Boston. After graduation she will work with rural health initiatives, and plans to pursue a career in public health.

Ashley Younger graduated from Duke University in 2003 with a degree in biology and theology. Since then, her focus has been reproductive health and infectious disease overseas. She spent a year in rural Guatemala with her husband working with Mayan midwives and health promoters. They are in the beginning stages of setting up a small women's health clinic in the village they lived in. This past year Ashley traveled to Kathmandu, where she focused on leprosy wound care and set up a medical fund to pay for surgeries within the leprosy affected and disabled community. Currently, Ashley is in her first year of the master's entry nurse practitioner program for women's health; she recently won the nursing school's Dean's award and is heading up a certified nursing assistant scholarship program for the Haitian community in Mattapan.

Scott Jelinek is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences class of 2010 at Boston College. Scott is an International Studies major participating in the pre-med concentration with a focus on the interrelationship of economics and health care in developing countries. Scott was the recipient of an Advanced Study Grant to further his independent research in Kenya and Uganda during the summer of 2007 and is hoping to return to Africa this summer. To build on these experiences and to develop his expertise in global health, Scott applied to and has been accepted into the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s early acceptance Humanities and Medicine Program where he plans to pursue the Global Health track which will enable him to graduate with a combined M.D./Masters of Public Health degree. This will further enable him to integrate his work in both economic development and international health care policy. Scott is also involved on campus as an elected Senator for the Undergraduate Government (UGBC), a tour guide and panelist for the Student Admissions Program, and on the executive board of the AIDS Awareness Committee.

Brian Panichella is a member of the class of 2010 at Boston College, majoring in Linguistics with research focused on neuropsychology. His academic interests range from neuroscience to South Indian languages and cultures. After graduation, Brian hopes to pursue an MD-PhD and eventually work in the field of international health.