Harvard College senior Mary Davies ’13 has been named a Global Health Fellow with Medical Missionaries. Davies, a social science and global health policy concentrator, will defer attending medical school for one year to work at St. Joseph’s Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti. At the clinic, Davies and the other fellows will assist staff, oversee community health programs such as a school lunch program and a water purification program, and help visiting teams of doctors, nurses, and dentists.
Davies has held leadership positions in several community development projects in Cambridge. She has also tutored middle-school students, served as a peer counselor through the Cambridge After School Program, and volunteered as an HIV/AIDS educator in Tanzania, where she studied gender issues in Tanzania and in South Africa. She intends to pursue a joint M.D.-M.P.H. program following her fellowship.