Karen Lin | I’m so excited to take part in the GBCHealth Conference and Awards Dinner this year as a Social Media Corps member. Over the course of the conference, I’ll be covering three sessions: The Business of Health Diplomacy, MDG Health Alliance – A Plan for Driving Progress, and Social Health: The Future of Disease Awareness, Prevention and Treatment. During these two days, I hope to gain a better understanding of the connection between the private sector and global health, and to learn as much as I can from the many leaders and visionaries who will be present.
I am currently a sophomore studying biology and economics at Rutgers University. This past year, I served as the External Director of Communications for the GlobeMed chapter at Rutgers University, which suits me well, given my love for social media and my ever growing interest in global health. When I’m not Tweeting about global health, I enjoy learning, watching cooking shows, visiting museums and traveling. I am passionate about travel because it ties together human connection, different cultures and history.
While I hope to attend medical school one day, this past year has truly refocused my outlook on healthcare to a more global view. Global health is so important — I believe it is the cornerstone, part of the strong foundation every country needs.
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