Abigail Anderson grew up in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and thus has a love of rural areas and the environment. After completing a Bachelor of Health Science at UQ, majoring in Public Health, she is passionate about improving the health and well-being of communities worldwide, such as Manali, and eager to learn more about India’s health system.
Balake de Zwart has a passion for rock climbing and hiking in the outdoors for which he has completed the Overland track in Tasmania and Mt. Kilimanjaro. His ultimate aim is to finish the Seven Summits and the Annapurna Circuit. Seeing as his other hobbies include sports, such as rowing and soccer, and listening to a wide range of music, he is sure to enjoy the events that happen around the hospital!
Kyle Christensen grew up between Australia and the United States and developed an affinity for travelling at a young age. Thus far he has spent time living in three separate countries and hopes to continue broadening this in the future. He is looking forward to engaging with patients and staff in the hospital and immersing himself in a new culture during his stay in Manali.
Rebekah Gracias has a love for travelling. Having completed studies in International Public Health, she is passionate about the pursuit of international health equality and hopes to one day work in global health. As someone with Indian heritage, Rebekah is looking forward to learning and helping as much as she can in Manali.