We Have Arrived in Sierra Leone!

Professors Without Borders is excited to report that last night our professors arrived safely in Freetown. Our summer school program in Sierra Leone start in two days. While our professors settle in and prepare for an amazing two weeks of teaching, we would like to introduce you to our 2018 Sierra Leone team!

Meet Our Team

Vanessa is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow pursuing her PhD in Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Florida International University, where she also serves as the This Is Public Health Ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).  Vanessa, a skilled and experienced epidemiologist. She has completed fellowships with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Vanessa led Ebola prevention health education sessions through CDC’s CARE+ program at the JFK Airport Quarantine Station. She has over three years of experience teaching life-saving skills and professional rescue and response with the American Red Cross. Vanessa will be leading several engaging and interactive courses in Clinical Public Health.

Sabrina is an Economic and Social Research Council-Funded PhD Student. Her PhD is with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership andis incollaboration with the United Nations Association in the United Kingdom. Her research focuses on liberal intervention and gender, and especially sexual exploitation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. She has nearly nine years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. She also has extensive experience in simulation design and delivery for university-wide modules as well as in diplomacy training for the Dutch Army, and lead award-winning Model UN teams to international conferences. Sabrina has experience working with youth groups, and has organised youth conferences for the past five years. She has field work experience from her time in Cambodia, where she worked with a youth-grassroots organisation which dealt with issues of gender, vulnerability and exploitation. Sabrina will be leading a course titled “Peace in Pieces: unpacking decision-making in interventions”.

Charlie an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Business School of Richmond the American International University in London, where he lectures in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Fundamental Analysis and Country Risk Analysis. Charlie completed his undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Nottingham before working for Ernst & Young in their London Office. As a chartered accountant, Charlie has worked in investment banking as an analyst and as a salesman. His former employers include Lehman Brothers, Commerzbank, Danske Bank, Nordea and MF Global. Summer School 2018 will be Charlie’s second time teaching in Sierra Leone with PROWIBO. Charlie will be leading a course titled “An Introduction to financial and economic challenges of Africa”.


Professors Without Borders is extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication of our volunteer professors. We hope that they have an unforgettable and enriching experience.

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