Helena Hengelbrok




Beatrice Mujuni

Placement Country: Uganda
Title: Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization Officer
Partner: Alive Medical Services
To me, health equity means prioritizing the needs of the most vulnerable in a collaborative way so that, ultimately, everyone can access the high-quality health care we are all entitled to.

Helena grew up moving around Europe with her half-German, half-American family. After high school, Helena spent nine months working as a volunteer in Urubamba, Peru through Princeton’s Bridge Year Program. She graduated from Princeton University in 2016 with a major in anthropology and minors in Latin American studies and global health and health policy. While at university, Helena was involved in Team U, an organization dedicated to empowering students to run endurance races in order to fundraise for global health. After graduating, she spent a year working in Maseru, Lesotho for the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, where she formed part of the adolescent psychosocial support team as a Princeton in Africa fellow. In her free time, Helena enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.