Blog Post Highlights Public Health Partnership with St. Kate’s

St. Kates Public Health

Dr. Meghan Mason, Program Director for Public Health at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota, published an essay on St. Kate’s Public Health Department blog about her experience traveling with students from De La Salle High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the College in Carmen Pampa.

Her post, “Zero to 15,000 feet with De La Salle High School Students” highlights several of the activities the group experienced in Carmen Pampa, including: public health visits, a coca reading, a lecture on native root crops, and coffee harvesting and processing.

Meghan also writes about the group’s experience eating in the College’s food cooperatives: “For most of our meals, we ate in the Cope, a student-run cooperative where lunch and dinner were primarily dishes of white rice with a meat and vegetable mixture on top. The sharing spirit of the Bolivians was alive in this space, hundreds eating the same food under the same roof.”

As Meghan explains, the visit from De La Salle High School was part of a unique collaboration between St. Kate’s Public Health, St. Kate’s Global Studies, De La Salle High School’s Global Advantage Program, and the UAC-CP.

For more information about how your group can organize a visit to Carmen Pampa, please visit our website.


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