Building Community Resilience in Malawi — UC Berkeley Blum Student Scholar Spotlight

Every year nearly 100 students from UC Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies work with organizations tackling poverty across the globe. This year, Marissa Kaye Scott worked with the Malawi Project to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of communities.

How can a background in biology lead to making a social impact and social justice? UC Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies enables students to connect their academic interests with an opportunity to learn about poverty on the ground, through its Global Poverty and Practice minor. Marissa Kaye Scott exemplifies this experience — an undergraduate student in biology seeking to expand her skills and knowledge, while addressing inequality in a concrete way. She was able to secure a public health internship with the Malawi Project, focused on supporting medical supply distribution in health facilities. Read more about her experiences on the ground, and how it’s shaped her future career goals, in this article.

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