About Me

“You’re moving to Africa for a year?! Are you going to start a blog?”
Hearing this question repeatedly during my last few weeks in the U.S. made it nearly impossible to not at least consider writing a blog this year. After being inspired by hearing Jill Filipovic speak about blogging 101 and realizing the low internet connectivity in Kasese didn’t quite align with the amount of e-mails, facebook messages, and photos I would have needed to send, this blog was born.

As a native Vermonter, I left home for Washington, DC for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. After having received an MPH in Global Health from the George Washington University, I spent two years working at the Washington, DC offices of FHI 360 on their Strategic Analysis & Partnerships team. Wanting some additional field experience, I applied and was accepted as a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellow for the 2013-2014 class. I will be living in Kasese, Uganda for a year working at a local NGO, Action for Community Development (ACODEV), as a Fundraising Fellow. Essentially, I will be supporting resource mobilization, capacity building, and partnership-building efforts.

To learn more about me and my fellowship, check out these links:
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chelseaducharme
Twitter Handle: @chelduch
About GHC: http://ghcorps.org/
GHC Fellow Profiles: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/current-fellows/

Thank you for reading my blog! Please feel free to comment directly here or e-mail me at chelsea.ducharme@gmail.com if you’d like.

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5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Oncle Pierre et moi lisons ton “blogue” assidument. C’est vraiment intéressant et tu écris très bien. Nous avons l’impression d’y être aussi….. Gros bisous.

  2. Gros bisous from your Mom as well! You look healthy, happy and doing what you love! Can’t wait to see you when Tanisha becomes “Mrs. Ducharme”.

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