Hometown: Wyoming, Ohio
Description of duties: The GPHO and GPHO-elect try to ensure that the Student AVMA House of Delegates works in conjunction with the long-term vision of the OneHealth Project. The main component of this mission is to coordinate local OneHealth events at veterinary schools across the nation. With financial sponsorship from the GHLIT, we are able to provide funding support for many of these programs. The most recent themes have promoted awareness of rabies and vector-borne illness, and the upcoming theme is food safety & food security.
Fun fact: A friend and I were once stranded on an island while backpacking through Greece. We slept in a lean-to and shared one Toblerone for lunch, dinner, and breakfast. A small pack of dogs started following us, so we named them all. Later on the same trip, a bus dropped us off on the highway 10 miles from our destination, so we walked. About half way there, it started to hail (in October), and a Greek woman who spoke no English took us into her home, fed us dinner, and we watched what I surmise to be Greek soap operas for an hour until the weather cleared. I quickly learned how to say "thank you" in Greek.
contact: rsd65 [at] cornell [dot] edu