Fulbright-IOE-Faculty of Education and Society at University College London
Kathryn (Kate) Redmond will soon graduate from Amherst College with a B.A. in Psychology. Afterward, she will pursue an M.A. in Education, Health Promotion, and International Development at the Institute of Education at University College London.
Growing up with disabled parents, she spent many hours in the American healthcare system and became passionate about helping others obtain access to exceptional healthcare. Her passion for healthcare extended across the globe when she joined the club Health for Humanity at Amherst. Through a close partnership with an NGO based in Rwanda, Heart and Sole Action (HASA), Kate learned about podoconiosis, a chronic disease that permeates the country, and the difficulties Rwandans face in treating the condition. She hopes to continue this partnership with HASA through her M.A. dissertation in which she will examine how education can be used to increase health and well-being in a lower-income country.
Kate is excited to be a part of Fulbright as it will help her achieve her goal of becoming a physician and improving healthcare access across the globe. While in London, she hopes to volunteer with the NHS, tutor children at the Cardinal Hume Centre, and explore the vibrant literary scene!