In May of this year, Hayley Dunlop graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in the Biological Sciences and a minor in Global Health.  Having completed an honor's thesis and graduating from ASU with a 4.0 GPA, Hayley is off to another prestigious university, the University of Edinburgh. 
In Edinburgh, Hayley will pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) on her way to the Ohio State College of Medicine where she has deferred acceptance to medical school for one year to pursue her graduate studies.  Hayley worked with representatives of District 5650 to prepare and submit a successful Global Grant Scholarship application and will now represent our District with distinction as our first Global Grant scholar.
Hayley’s career path is remarkably clear.  With an MPH from the University of Edinburgh in hand and matriculation to an esteemed medical school guaranteed, her ultimate goal is to function as a medical officer in the service of a world health agency.  In her own words, Hayley says that “Pursuing an MPH at the University of Edinburgh will prepare me to begin my future as a physician and public health professional and prepare me to contribute to the phenomenal international public health work of The Rotary Foundation.”  By all reasoned accounts, we can expect to hear a great deal about Hayley and her contributions on the world health stage.  She has co-authored multiple scholarly works and has actively engaged the Rotary “service above self” motto by volunteering as an undergraduate student in the Programming and Special Events Committee for Student Health Outreach for Wellness, the mission of which is to serve homeless individuals in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
“By pursuing an MPH [at the University of Edinburgh], I'll have the opportunity to learn from world-class researchers who are actively working to identify the burdens of disease in underserved populations in low and middle income countries through both field studies and epidemiological modeling.”  Ultimately, Hayley plans “… to educate and equip communities to stop the spread of dangerous diseases … [much] like TRF has been able to do with programs such as PolioPlus.”
Hayley goes on to say, “After my medical training and public health training, I hope to practice medicine in an urban, underserved community to gain experience in practice before shifting my focus towards health at the population level. I hope to eventually work abroad in community clinics in low and middle income countries providing both medical care and health education.”  Ultimately, Hayley plans to “serve as a medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, or a public health nonprofit organization, using a mix of sociocultural and epidemiological models to track and control infectious and chronic disease spread in low and middle income countries.”
Rotarians in District 5650 can point to this investment in Hayley’s future with pride and confidence, feeling a sense of certainty in the view that she will not only serve the interests of suffering humanity on a global scale, but the interests of the Rotary vision over the course of a lifetime.