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Name: Janikah Brice

School: Brandeis University

Major(s): Undecided

Class Year: Freshman

When and how did you get involved with YSI?

I got involved with YSI last semester through a friend of mine, Herlyne Das, who is also the president of the YSI’s eboard on campus. As soon...

Name: Christian Brambila

School:University of Massachusetts Amherst

Major(s): Public Health/Pre-Med

Class Year: 2018

When and how did you get involved with YSI?

I became involved with YSI in the fall of 2016 when I attended a Pre-Med Society meeting. During that meeting, YS...

Name: Hannah Hallett

School: UMass Amherst

Major(s): Biology and Neuroscience

Class Year: 2019

Which expeditions have you gone on?

I have done three expeditions with YSI: two to Haiti (June 2016 and January 2017) and one to Jonestown, MS (March 2016)

When and how did you get...

March 9, 2017

The YSI Blog has been up and running for one full year! Here’s a recap of what YSI has accomplished in that time:

  • Took almost 200 undergraduate advocates from nearly 10 different colleges and universities to Pont Morel to complete service learning expeditions

  • P...

Name: Abby Leclerc

School: UNH

Major(s): Neuroscience and Behavior

Class Year: 2019

When and how did you get involved with YSI?

This summer, one of my friends from home, who goes to Villanova, went to Haiti on a YSI trip. When she came back, she had nothing but good things...

February 21, 2017

January 2017 has seen great progress in the development and standardization of YSI’s public health curriculum, as well as the structure of the clinics our advocates run during each session. Every session is nine days long and each group consists of 5 to 35 advocates, s...

January 19, 2017

Day 1: Session 3 advocates arrived at the compound right as the sun was setting. We played an icebreaker and immediately noticed an awesome, cohesive group dynamic among the students representing UNH, UMass, and Colorado College. Leaders Christian and Guti initiated ca...

January 12, 2017

A mother arrives with her two children and is greeted by Gia, our patient manager. Gia asks their name in Creole, assigns them an appointment number, and leads them to the waiting area. There, advocates take the children’s blood pressure, pulse, respiratory vitals, and...