Alizée Mclorg '20 Receives Rotary Global Scholar Grant
Alizée Mclorg, who earned a B.S. in Public Health and Neuroscience with a minor in Math in Spring 2020, has been selected as a 2021 Rotary Global Scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year. Alizée will receive financial support to earn her MSc in Demography and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Alizée is one of 32 other scholars from around the world participating in master's programs that relate to one of Rotary's areas of focus.
As an undergraduate, Alizée developed a passion for global health while participating in a study abroad in Nairobi, Kenya, where she took classes on public health, interned for a community-based organization, and learned Swahili. She returned to Kenya in summer 2019 to conduct public health research at the Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Research Unit in Nairobi. This research ultimately led to her thesis for the Renée Crown University Honors Program, which measured wealth over time and created wealth indices using demographic health surveys for 130,000 individuals from Kombewa, Kenya.
Alizée chose to attend graduate school at LSHTM because it is one of the only graduate schools in the world that focuses primarily on global health. While there, she will take courses in epidemiology and others that will help her learn to design disease control programs in developing countries. With the training provided by this master's program, Alizée plans to join an NGO or government aid organization dedicated to developing quality public health programs in East Africa.