Delanie Ricketts

Delanie

Co-fellow

Joan

Joan Nakirya Wakida

Placement Country: Uganda
Title: Distance Learning Fellow
Partner: Infectious Disease Institute
The best way to constructively contribute to communities suffering from inadequate health services is to learn from their culture, their organizations, and their best practices.

Delanie is from Salinas, California and graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. During her studies, Delanie traveled to Israel to volunteer for Windows: Channels for Communication, a non-profit based in Tel Aviv that works with Israeli and Palestinian youth to produce a Hebrew-Arabic Magazine. Additionally, Delanie interned at the Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, DC. Prior to joining GHC, Delanie worked for Magoosh, a startup that offers online test-prep services to students all over the world. Delanie has been playing the oboe and English horn for ten years and played for the University Symphony Orchestra at UC Berkeley.