Danielle Redilla ’14
Environmental Health major from Howell, Mich.
Destination: Sierra Leone
“I received a P-Global scholarship to volunteer at Magbenteh Community Hospital in Sierra Leone, where I stayed for three weeks. My work focused on the therapeutic feeding center and the children’s clinic.
I had studied issues like disease, poverty, and civil war in some of my classes, but I could have never imagined what they would look like in real life. I didn’t know what to expect when I got on the plane, but I came back to the U.S. a completely different person.
Now, I plan to major in environmental health and get a master’s degree in public health. I want to dedicate my life to working in third-world countries and addressing the spread of disease and how it ties in with the effects of global warming.
Every day I think about the amazing people I met in Sierra Leone. I want to help them and improve the lives of people around the globe.
My P-Global experience was truly the best experience of my life. It taught me not only to appreciate everything that I have, but it also showed me exactly what I want to do with my life and inspired me to work toward all of my goals.