He’s a travel nurse, backpacker, and now a former long-term FIMRC Ambassador in Ecuador. Cameron Petrey paused his South American backpacking adventures to immerse himself in Project Anconcito’s community and health initiatives. He’s had strong opinions about international development & global health since he joined us. He’s now sharing his thoughts on grassroots health along with travel tips and excursion clips (including sea turtles 🌊🐢).
Wonder what FIMRC Summer International Health Fellows were up to this summer? Check out this array of community-focused, sustainable health programs led by our amazing Fellows! They dedicated their summers to this long-term Fellowship, and the impact they’ve helped create is nothing short of impressive.
So you see, what had happened was, I needed a change. I quit my job to go volunteer in the Dominican Republic... in a community that has limited electricity and running water, and almost never any hot water. What on earth was I thinking?! After months of debating with myself, I finally gave myself permission to take the leap, and dare to do something different. What I was about to embark on was risky and uncomfortable, which was not me at all.