Kelly Tschida, 2009 Frist Global Health Leader
As a 2009 Frist Global Health Leader, Vanderbilt nursing student Kelly Tschida traveled to Rwanda to work at Nyamata Hospital.
Kelly Tschida graduated August 2009 from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He has a wide variety of experience including work as both a firefighter and an emergency medical technician. He spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon helping alleviate poverty through microfinance. In this role he advised banks and small business owners on best business practices. He has a Masters of Business Administration and he taught Entrepreneurial Finance at Washington State University. Through these experiences, Kelly has come to realize the dire need many people of the world have for basic healthcare. As a result, he has decided to work in global health providing care for the underserved.
Kelly spent his time in the Bugesera District in Nyamata, Rwanda working with the staff in the Nyamata Hospital.
Read about Kelly’s experiences as a 2009 Frist Global Health Leader