Congratulations to our new Student Directors!

Mentorship and service education is an essential part of our work as the Richmond Global Health Alliance, and involving students in every aspect of our operations is essential.

We are proud to announce that Meredith Walsh will be serving as our Student Director. She will be joined by Pippa Carey and Abigail Burns.  All three students joined us for our 2013 trip to Pampas Grande and will be an integral part of our team as we grow RGHA and prepare for our 2014 trip.

The University of Richmond Student team travelling to Pampas Grande with PAN Peru, RGHA and Motif members.

Meredith Walsh – Senior – University of Richmond

Meredith is an active student on the University of Richmond campus with leadership roles in the Westhampton College, Global Health and Human Rights Club, and Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She is fluent in Spanish and has shown her interest in global health while not only working with RGHA but also with the World Pediatric Project and Midwives for Haiti. 

Pippa Carey (left) and Meredith Walsh (right) at a café in Cuzco, Peru.

Pippa Carey – Junior – University of Richmond

Pippa is a Health Care and Society major and Chemistry and Spanish minor from Nassau, Bahamas.  She is currently studying abroad in Denmark and has previously studied in Spain.  She serves as the President of the West Indian Lynk and participated in the Sophomore Scholar in Residence Program in Children’s Health working with Dancing Classrooms, Inc. for her capstone project. 

Abby Burns (left) and Meredith Walsh (right) in Cuzco, Peru.

Abby Burns – Junior – University of Richmond


Abby is a Healthcare and Society major and Biology and Spanish minor from Massachussets.  She's an athlete, regularly playing soccer and ice hockey.  At the University of Richmond, she is a Spider Key Society Tour Guide and orientation adviser.  She is currently studying abroad this semester in Spain where her fluency in Spanish is likely thriving.