Amy Gillespie (Uganda)

Amy Gillespie (Uganda)

Amy is currently a graduate student at New York University earning her MPH with a concentration in Global Health Leadership. She also earned her MSW from Simmons College, where she took her first trip to Uganda to work with local NGOs around issue related to HIV/AIDS and women's rights. Amy has several years of experience working as a social worker in various settings such as hospitals and homeless shelters. Her experiences motivated her to want to learn how to research, evaluate and create programs to provide support to vulnerable populations. She has taken the time back in school to explore many areas of public health and is currently interning at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene assisting with research around foodborne diseases as well as working as a Researcher Assistant with the NYU EMPOWER lab, focusing on women who have been victims of sexual trafficking and abuse. After her fellowship, Amy wrote: "This fellowship was not always easy but 'easy' things don't help you learn or push yourself. Over the course of the summer I've learned a lot about myself personally and professionally and I will take those lessons with me for the rest of me life."

11 Oct

“How was Uganda?” Reflecting back on summer

I’ve been back in the US for over a month now and I’ve been trying

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Posted Oct 11, 2016

08 Aug

Training the trainers: bringing inclusive trainings to schools

Last week was a busy one where we accomplished teacher trainings around inclusion in two

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Posted Aug 08, 2016

26 Jul

Microblog & Podcast: The Importance of Hearing

This WASH project I have been working on and blogging about is incredibly important. However,

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Posted Jul 26, 2016

24 Jul

“In our community, disabilities are seen as a curse”

While my time at the GDPU is winding down, Patrick and I have been planning

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Posted Jul 24, 2016

17 Jul

Ooooh I’m halfway there…

I’m at the halfway point of this fellowship and so far I’ve been reluctant to

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Posted Jul 17, 2016

10 Jul

A Van and a New Plan

What a difference a week makes! Last week Patrick and I were at a crossroad

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Posted Jul 10, 2016

27 Jun

Ch ch ch changes…facing the strange, strain and making adjustments

This past week has presented itself with some challenges for me. I’ve been adjusting to

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Posted Jun 27, 2016

19 Jun

Acholi culture, Alan Jackson and All About Toilets

I’ve finished up my first week at the GDPU and yesterday marked one week in

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Posted Jun 19, 2016

14 Jun

Violence and Humanity: The U.S and Uganda

I was reluctant to write about this, especially for my first post in Uganda  because

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Posted Jun 14, 2016

27 May

Lesson 1: Shut up and listen

I am wrapping up this week of orientation with The Advocacy Project as a visitor

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Posted May 27, 2016





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