Caroline King is an undergraduate student at Brown University who is joining Nyaya Health’s research team this semester.
Year/Major: Community Health concentrator, Class of 2013
Role at Nyaya Health: Research assistant working on Surgical Implementation Protocol Research
Future goal in global health: Reduce health inequity by working as a physician/researcher in underserved areas both in the United States and abroad.
What is one experience you don’t want to miss as a part of this internship?
As an undergrad, most of my experience related to international health has been theoretical. I could not be more excited to have an opportunity to find connections between theory and practice, while working with other passionate members of Nyaya Health’s Boston-based team!
What inspires you the most about Nyaya Health’s work?
Nyaya Health is a synergistic organization that runs off the passion, dedication, and vision of its founders and volunteers. To do so, the organization strives to be efficient, noting that a just health care delivery system in Nepal, rather than financial profit for volunteers, is the end goal. I love that Nyaya has been successful in pursuing this mission, finding and utilizing the strengths of like-minded students and young professionals in pursuit of creating a health care system that can meet the needs of Western Nepal. While the work is challenging at times, Nyaya Health’s founders and volunteers maintain their vision for a more just health care system and ultimately, reducing health inequality wherever possible.
Favorite food: Warm chocolate chip cookies and milk!