Senior Civil Engineer
Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.
San Jose, California
"As a fellow at the university's Blum Center for Developing Economies, I was part of a team that traveled to Uganda to work on a public health project. Our team for this extracurricular project included people studying public health, social work and the humanities, in addition to four Haas students.
"We evaluated the potential of using Smart Phones to improve communication among health care workers. In a country without a lot of roads and where clinics are far apart, better communication could have huge impact. We all brought our own expertise and insights to the problem. At the end, we presented our findings to the Uganda Ministry of Health. It was a lot of work, but very rewarding.