Journals from HHPA/HESC 398 Island Health Care: Type 2 Diabetes in the Bahamas January Term 2012
I am a senior at Linfield College and am majoring in exercise science. This major first caught my attention when I took anatomy my freshman year. I have always loved being active and have just started to realize how a good diet and daily activity really benefited my body and the way I felt. Initially I wanted to be a nutritionist, but started to focus more on the exercise portion and fell in love with it.
I grew up in Colorado but have always spent the summers in Newport, RI, where my love of the ocean began. I love any activity that can be done in the water and have spent time learning how to do anything from windsurfing to scuba diving to surfing. My love of the beach was what initially motivated me to apply for this Jan term class. I also love working with people and was excited to hear that we got hands-on experience working with the Bahamian people. I love to travel and experience cultures different from my own and am excited to experience things with the group of people also involved in this program.