So tomorrow, I’m leaving on a jet plane. I’ll be hitting up a whole new continent! I keep on promising to write more and more, but I promise I will.
This program has been wonderful so far! I’ve started to engage much more critically with issues in global health, thinking about the differences between structural/policy-level approach to issues, versus grassroots levels of change. Basically, top-down or bottom-up. And they can and should be complementary. But I think I’m a top-down approach kind of person.
I had the really really experience to spend some quality time on capitol hill today, talking to my congresspeople (or rather, their staffers) about child marriage. Hopefully, I persuaded the staffer at my local representative’s office with my farm-girl charm.