We are thrilled to welcome our first two fellows to the Watsi family!
Watsi fellows will be our eyes and ears on the ground, providing operational support for our medical partners and conducting due dilligence and verification work for Watsi. Our first fellowship term will run August 2016 - July 2017.
Maya Murao, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Kenya
Maya is a Californian native with an eye for global development. As Watsi's inaugural fellow in Kenya she hopes to expand Watsi's partnership with African Mission Healthcare Foundation. With a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of California Davis and Thammasat University in Thailand, Maya seeks to put her analytical and problem solving skills to the test. Off the clock you can find her on the soccer pitch, consuming cookbooks, or headed for the snow.
Elizabeth Sherwin, Wuqu' Kawoq, Guatemala
Elizabeth Sherwin is a Bay Area native and recent graduate from Santa Clara University with a double major in Public Health and Spanish. Her research experiences include interviewing community health workers in Argentina, surveying smallholder farmers in Mexico, and leading small group discussions about stress reduction and mindfulness with moms at a community center in San Jose. Elizabeth loves learning how individuals can harness their skills and resources to improve the health of their own communities. She is excited to join the Wuqu' Kawoq team as Watsi's first fellow in Guatemala.