Back in the US

in Mexico City

Today I spent sixteen hours traveling from Mexico City, Mexico to Haverford, PA. They are incredibly different places, but a part of me feels at home in each one. I’m excited for this coming week of visiting classes, giving talks, and seeing old friends, but I honestly just want it to be over so I […]

Borderlands Trip

in Mexico City

A lot of the time I am just floored by the amazing opportunities that have come my way. Opportunities that aren’t even in the imaginations of so many. It’s not often that people get the opportunity to retrace their steps through one of the most impactful experiences of their lives. From January 10th to the […]

#DalitLivesMatter

in India

As I mentioned I’d be doing in my previous post, last Saturday I attended a meeting with members of FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India) in Agra.  What I didn’t understand until we were on the way there was that this was not just some small meeting that SAATHII had arranged with […]

One the Road Again: Delhi and Agra Round 2

in India

Well, I seem to be slipping in to a biweekly blogging pattern, but I will attribute it this time to my unexpected travels at the end of last week. I thought that after the whirlwind adventure with my family I’d have some time to settle back into my normal routine. However, not even a full […]

Happy New Year!

in Mexico City

Happy New Year Everyone! For the first time in its history, the Casa closed for the holidays giving the team a week off to relax and shake off the stress of some of the more trying events that happened towards the end of the year. Ready for a real escape from DF for the first […]

Adventures with the Fam

in India

I apologize for not having the chance to post anything for the past two week, but I had an amazing trip with my family that did not allow for the time to write a post.  Now I have double to share!  As these past two weeks were probably the most experience packed ones I’ve had […]

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! (don’t mean to be repeating title themes, but this time it’s for real!)

in India

Hey Folks, Not much to report on this week.  Mostly, just a lot of work.   The induction training for the national level staff for the new program (Project Svetana—the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria funded scale-up of SAATHII’s current program focusing on increasing access to PPTCT—prevention of parent to child transmission of […]

It’s Been Awhile

in Mexico City

ACNUR To begin the month of December, I attended a three day conference hosted by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (ACNUR) entitled “Taller de especializado en protección a la niñez solicitante de asilo, refugiada y beneficiaria de protección complementaria” or “Workshop focused on the protection of children seeking asylum, refugee status and benefits […]

Should’ve brought the latkes and applesauce to Pune!

in India

It was back to the regular routine this past week.  The office was pretty empty for much of the week, though, due to several people being in the field (ie. visiting the healthcare facilities in SAATHIIs program) and others being on leave.  It was like I came back, and everyone else left.  But, by the […]