Lindsey Killett

Lindsey Killett, a North Carolina native, is a graduate of the New York University (NYU) College of Global Public Health masters program. While attending NYU, she served as the Executive Director of the student led Health & Human Rights Association. Lindsey also interned with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and participated in the Population Health Innovation Lab. After graduating from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Public Health, Lindsey served at a community health center as an AmeriCorps Community Healthcorps member in Peekskill, NY. Lindsey plans to serve as a global health leader tackling infectious disease issues across the globe and access to healthcare. In her free time, Lindsey attends live concerts and is an avid foodie.



Jack of All Trades! But a Master at What?

10 Jun

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! Last week I completed my pre-travel training in Washington D.C. led by the Advocacy Project! During the five day training 10 fellows, including myself, learned about nonprofit management, monitoring and evaluation, videography, photography, fundraising, storytelling, website building, podcasting, and blogging. I think it’s safe to say that we are now a jack of all trades!

Click here to checkout the other 2018 Peace Fellow blogs!
This summer I will use these skills during my fellowship with Care for Women Nepal (CWN) located in Dhankuta, Nepal. The mission of CWN is to improve health care access for women through CWN’s annual women’s health camp. The health camp screens for uterine prolapse, a health issue prevalent among women in Nepal. For many of the women traveling from surrounding areas of Dhankuta this is their only opportunity to receive health care services. CWN covers the cost for surgery and treatment for women that are in need of surgery for uterine prolapse including travel expenses.

The 2018 Peace Fellows traveling to Nepal!

My goal is to tell the stories of the people behind CWN and the individuals benefiting from their work. Throughout my journey my blog will shift from focusing on my personnel experience to the stories of the individuals I connect with. In order to achieve this goal I must figure out which platform I will master during my ten week fellowship. Below you will find my first attempts at trying to figure out my platform during training.

My first video:

My first podcast: 

Click the image to listen!

Honestly I like both platforms right now!

Quick Q&A:

Why am I excited to go to Nepal? For almost a decade during my undergraduate and graduate studies I have focused heavily on human rights and infectious disease. Through this fellowship I will be able to apply the skills I have obtained in the real world! This is also my first time traveling to Southeast Asia.

Why am I nervous about going to Nepal? This opportunity will serve as a test to see if working in the non-governmental organization world is really for me.

What is uterine prolapse? Stay tuned to find out! Hope you are ready to journey with me! 

Posted By Lindsey Killett

Posted Jun 10th, 2018

14 Comments

  • Michelle Nyaga

    June 10, 2018

     

    You are a master at everything!!! Great job Lindsey. I can’t wait to read your blogs, listen to your podcasts and watch your well edited videos! 🙂

    • Lindsey Killett

      June 13, 2018

       

      Thank you!! And thanks again for being my subject! See you soon!

  • Ali West

    June 11, 2018

     

    So excited to follow your journey Lindsey! You are going to do some great work in Dhankuta!

    • Lindsey Killett

      June 13, 2018

       

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to working with CWN!

  • Princia Vas

    June 11, 2018

     

    Great work Lindsey! Loved reading your blog, watching the video and listening to the podcast. You go girl!

    • Lindsey Killett

      June 13, 2018

       

      Thank you!

  • Nity Jaiswal

    June 12, 2018

     

    This is great lindsey. I am so exited that your going to my country will be sharing your knowledge and expertise through your work at CWN. I hope you have a great experience in the very beautiful Nepal.

    • Lindsey Killett

      June 13, 2018

       

      Thank you! And thank you for all of your support!

  • Karen

    June 13, 2018

     

    Lindsey – it was so great getting to know you during training. I love that you’ve jumped into various media outlets and that you are exploring you techie side. This will enrich your fellowship and also help Care Women Nepal’s advocacy work. Well done!

    • Lindsey Killett

      June 13, 2018

       

      Thank you! I can’t wait to apply all that I’ve learned with CWN!

  • Samantha Givens

    June 13, 2018

     

    Hey Lindsey! Thanks for sharing, you sure did absorb a lot during training. I’m so excited to follow along your journey, thanks for a great first post!

    • Lindsey Killett

      June 13, 2018

       

      Thank you!

  • Corinne Cummings

    June 20, 2018

     

    Hi there, Lindsey. I am one of AP’s new interns. It’s a pleasure to meet you via your blog post. You are officially a jack of all trades after all the extensive training that you went through! I am drawn to the work that you are taking on in Dhankuta, Nepal. There is a need for more efforts to be placed on women and healthcare in the Global South. I am interested in women’s health care and reproductive justice within Southeastern Asian countries, I spent some time during my undergrad learning about this subject. After reading your bio page, I can see that your background in Global Public Health has tailored you for this job that you are currently undertaking. The Q&A you provided at the end was a nice touch to your blog post. The best of luck to you, continue the great work. Best wishes, Corinne.

  • iain

    July 5, 2018

     

    This blog confirms what we all saw at training – you have tons of skills and they will be put to good use in Nepal!

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