Summer in Uganda

Katherine Finn's last day in Uganda.
Katherine Finn's last day in Uganda.

Katherine spent her summer in Uganda working with children who are cognitively impaired due to severe episodes of cerebral malaria.

I spent the summer working with this amazing group of women who taught me more than I ever imagined. From big issues like faith and politics, to small office disagreements, they were constantly amazing me with their patience and wisdom. They also showed me how passionate they are about their work. At times I was tempted to lose sight of the purpose of the data I was analyzing in that tiny room, but seeing how these women interacted with the children and families involved in our study continually grounded and motivated my work. The children were never just an ID number to them, but always an individual with a unique story. The work they do isn’t for a publication, but for the hope that one day their own children will live in a healthier world.