The 2012 MMAP Project Prospectus can be found here!
Lauren Shelton: With a surname like Shelton, you might assume Lauren has Anglo-Saxon heritage. However, like so many other Canadians, Lauren is the Granddaughter of Ukrainian and Mennonite immigrants, a few of which were refugees. The name she carries is reminder of the lengths her grandfather went in order to succeed as an immigrant. Lauren hopes to work towards making a world where displaced peoples can thrive and unashamedly celebrate their ethnic identities.
Ian Anderson: Following graduation from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor in Political Science and Film Studies with a biology minor, Ian spent a year teaching English in Quito, Ecuador followed by a short stint of community development work in Bodh Gaya, India and then a long-term internship at Machik, a Washington DC-based organisation strengthening communities on the Tibetan Plateau. Ian completed a Masters in Public Policy focusing on international health before starting his medical degree at UQ. He is so happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with the amazing Manali team and looks forward to help advance the wonderful work that the project does.
Thomas Vos: After completing high school in 2005, Tom graduated with honours from his undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at UQ. He soon made the decision that engineering was not for him and applied to study medicine. Tom is thrilled to be part of the 2012 Manali team and looks forwards to being able to have a direct positive effect on the lives of regular people and gain some valuable experience in the field of global health.
Nicole Graves: Growing up in parts of South-East Asia had a profound effect on Nicole, and has been a major driving force in her desire to pursue medicine within marginalised communities. Nicole completed both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada before starting her medical degree at UQ. She is excited to be part of the Manali Medical Aid Project this year and is eagerly anticipating what is sure to be an incredible experience in global health.