A Very Brief Summary

A Very Brief Summary

By
Tavia Mirassou-Wolf
Staff US
This article was originally published on Kari Grady-Grossman's blog on 08/16/2015

My name is Tavia Mirassou- Wolf and I am a Graduate Research Assistant at the Colorado School of Public Health studying for my Master’s of Public Health.  I will be working with Colorado State University and Sustainable Schools International over the course of the next year.

The project I am humbly apart of aims to improve the health of communities, specifically in the Aoral District of the Kampong Speu Providence. My involvement during this trip includes international collaboration which encompasses a rapid village needs assessment, resource identification, and the public health mentorship of new health professionals. I would like to begin this blog by encouraging you to be apart of my journey while I lead you through my three week Cambodian travel experience.  During this experience I will spend two weeks in the capital, Phnom Penh, and one week in a rural village.  I would absolutely love to hear your reactions, thoughts, comments, and ideas!

"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it." ~C.S. Lewis

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