Rori Bridge (fourth from the left), Rachel Hoffman (far right), and Alex Rosenthal (second from right), with partners from Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) in Naigobya, Uganda. The three students, all anthropology majors in the global health and environment track, are members of WUSTL's chapter of GlobeMed, a national student-run organization.
To see Bridge talk about the group's collaborative work with UDHA, click here.
Washington University students are generous with their time and talent. According to the university-wide Gephardt Institute for Public Service, approximately 70% of all undergraduates report performing community service.
Some students choose to serve the university community. Some go beyond campus to serve St. Louis neighborhoods and institutions. Some travel far beyond the borders of the US in order to volunteer. And some, like Rori Bridge (LA’15), do all three.
On campus, Bridge was a founding member of the Student Group on Race Relations, which seeks to improve campus dialogue about race and diversity.
In the community, she volunteers for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery and fundraises for City Faces, a local non-profit organization.
Around the globe, she is driven by a mission to ensure a baseline of health for every human. Last summer, Bridge traveled to Iganga, Uganda to serve as a GlobeMed Grow Intern in cooperation with Uganda Development and Health Associates. As part of the Gephardt Institute Civic Scholars Program, she hopes to return to Uganda this coming summer to carry out a community-based project to develop health and nutrition resources for vulnerable populations.