MI Coordinators for Peace Corps Programs at Tulane University
Kathryn "Katie" Kampa
RPCV Mozambique, 2009-2011
Katie Kampa is a 2nd year MPH student in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, concentrating in International Health and Development. She completed her Peace Corps service in Mozambique in 2011. While living and working in a rural village in the north-central part of the country as a health volunteer, she was able to partner with the I-NGO, Friend's in Global Health. Katie's main contributions during her service were related to HIV education and outreach, including the establishment of weekly after-school programs with primary and secondary school students where she was able to educate local youth on critical health issues. Her concern of access to quality-care also led to involvement with physician, traditional healer, and patient interviews across Zambezia province in order to create a joint-referral system between the polarized groups. She is interested in cultural issues surrounding treatment adherence and status disclosure among HIV positive adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.
A Minnesota native, Katie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2009 with a BS in Sociology. Over the past several years, Katie's love of African culture and dedication to improving the population's health status has grown as she's taken on volunteer assignments in Uganda, Mozambique, and Zambia. At Tulane, Katie is the acting president of the Healthcare Management Student Leadership Association (HMSLA) and can often be found volunteering with NO/AIDS Task Force.
RPCV Kenya, 2012-2014
Deirdre McCormick is a 1st year MPH student in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, where she is focusing her studies on disaster management. She returned from Kenya in 2014 where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Deaf Education sector. During her time in Kenya, Deirdre taught science and life skills at a high school for the Deaf. She also developed primary level special education classes and ran after-school activities focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and Deaf identity. Outside of school, she worked with a local county hospital to develop a Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) course where medical professionals could study KSL and in return, provide quality and linguistically appropriate services to thousands of Deaf community members within the county.
Originally from Rhode Island, Deirdre received her BS in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in 2012 from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She enjoys soccer, crafting and eating at BBQ's.
Master's International/Peace Corps Program
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Office of Student Services
1440 Canal St., Suite 2460-8329
New Orleans, LA 70112
toll free: 800-676-5389
direct line: 504-988-6737
YouTube: Tulane Peace Corps Programs
Facebook: Join Our Facebook Group