Christine Bedenis




Laeticia Pemba

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Communications and Resource Mobilization Associate
Partner: Art and Global Health Center Africa
Health equity means that each person has access to the healthcare that fits their needs and meets them at the level they are at.

Christine Bedenis was born and raised in Michigan, USA and has called Illinois and Oregon, USA home. Prioritizing and promoting youth rights, including their right to a healthy life, have been the guiding focus in Christine’s life. Prior to joining GHC, they worked at Challenging Heights in Ghana; a local, survivor-led NGO that is working to end child trafficking in Ghana's fishing industry. Prior to working in Ghana, Christina was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, where they worked as a Primary Teacher Trainer, working with teachers to learn and use student-centered teaching techniques. They received their bachelor’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Christine’s hobbies include hiking and backpacking through the backcountry. They also love street and documentary photography and showing everyday slices of life. Christine was motivated and inspired to become a Global Health Corps fellow because of the explicit aim of advancing social justice.