Ashley Horne is the co-president of the ONE Campaign chapter in the University of Iowa. She is also part of the ONE Student Advisory Board and is a ONE campus intern. Read this post to find out a little bit more about this delegate who will be attending MCC2014!
She helped start the ONE chapter in her university in 2011. Ever since then, it has enjoyed great success and become one of the top four college chapters in the country. Some of the things she has done include organizing a successful IC Red Week--a week of events centered on HIV/AIDS awareness in the Iowa City community and around the world. In addition, they have hosted a Zulu Princess to speak about her experience in Africa and hosted former presidential advisor and Washington Post writer Michael Gerson on campus for a special speaking event and private reception. This past February, she lobbied on Capitol Hill with other ONE student leaders for the Electrify Africa Bill which passed in the House of Representatives.
For 10 weeks, from May to July of 2013, Ashley lived in a small rural town in Ghana where she worked in the local hospital and carried out a research project about the experiences of women and children with Malaria, and conducted a community needs assessment for a nearby village.
On why she's attending MCC2014: "As a rising senior at the University of Iowa, I want to attend MCC 2014 because I think I have had a unique combination of experiences which can help me to contribute to meaningful discussions about extreme poverty. I also recognize that I have a great deal to learn, especially from my peers and mentors, about the field of global health and reducing extreme poverty. I think I am in a crucial position at this time-I am preparing to enter the global workforce relatively soon, while still serving as a leader on my campus. MCC2014 will be an extremely beneficial experience which will allow me to effectively share my experiences and things I have learned so far, while at the same time learning about tools and strategies for success from others which I can bring back to my organization on my campus. Currently I am a pre-medicine student studying medical anthropology and global health. When combined with the advocacy training and policy knowledge I have gained from ONE, I bring a unique multidisciplinary perspective to the table. MCC 2014 offers the irreplaceable opportunity for interacting and networking with some of the most influential names in the field of global health, and I look forward to gaining inspiration, insight and knowledge from what they have to share at the conference. I also look forward to creating connections with the other students and creating a network which can be utilized as we begin our careers in global health in the coming years."
Ashley, as well as many other student leaders from across the globe, will be joining us this October 10-12th, 2014 at the 6th Annual Millennium Campus Conference. There, she and other students will be exchanging ideas and talking about how to achieve the UN Millennium Goals. in addition, everyone will be able to attend keynote speeches by influential global leaders such as Nicholas Kristof, Dr. Paul Farmer, among others. Apply now!