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Diplomats, water and mind games, oh my!

March 25, 2013

Kara English has been given the incredible opportunity to not only meet the former consul general to Islamabad, Steve Maloney, but also to take it upon herself to make sure his visit to CSU on Feb. 25 was a success.

By using her networking and organizational skills she has developed with her involvement with Society of Global Health Research, English scheduled all of Maloney’s appointments for the day, including a meet-and-greet at the Office of Adult Learners and Veteran’s Affairs, an appearance in Professor Paul Crumby’s Current World Problems class and an information session in the Career Center about the Foreign Service Officer test.

Community involvement

In addition to hosting esteemed diplomats, English also displays her commitment and involvement in the Fort Collins community by volunteering to be a style judge at the Odyssey of the Mind competition. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. As a style judge, English was in charge of judging the teams’ creativity and use of imagination in completing their problem.

English has been a central figure in SOGHR’s recent success, specifically with her leadership in planning events for World Water Day. Along with several other members, English will provide local elementary schools with a presentation about the importance of water cooperation and create fun, interactive activities for students, such as water testing kits and water relays.

Leadership in SOGHR

English’s involvement in both of these endeavors was made possible by her role as vice-president of SOGHR, a student-run non-profit dedicated to the support of student and early career scientists in various aspects of global health. By providing a collaborative platform upon which donors, sponsors and funding-seekers can build relations, SOGHR strives to assist tomorrow’s global health researchers in their quest to become great stewards of our planet. Additionally, SOGHR raises awareness of global health issues through lectures, presentations and panel discussions.

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