Faculty and Staff for Peace Corps Programs at Tulane University
Co-Coordinator Peace Corps Programs
RPCV Jordan 2009-2011
Sarah Syed is an MPH student in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development. In early 2012, she returned from serving in Jordan for the Peace Corps. In Jordan, Sarah worked as a youth development volunteer at a girls’ youth center where she focused her attention on the health issues that the women in her community were facing. Through various workshop series on reproductive health and family planning as well as weekly nutrition and fitness classes, Sarah culminated her experience by creating the first women’s health and fitness center in her small village. She is interested in pursuing program design work in the Middle East focusing on reproductive health and family planning.
A Massachusetts native, Sarah graduated in 2008 from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst with a degree in Political Science and English literature. Her hobbies include spinning, yoga, reading, and spending time with her adorable nieces and nephews.
Co-Coordinator for Peace Corps Programs
RPCV Uganda 2010-2012
Bryce Slinger is an MPH student in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, with a focus on Environmental Health and Disaster Management. In late 2012, he returned from serving in Uganda for the Peace Corps. While in Uganda, Bryce worked primarily for a government referral health center in a rural sub-district in the Western part of the Buganda Kingdom. There he revised maternal-child and HIV/AIDS patient data systems. Through local community-based organization Kakindu Counseling AIDS, he led health and nutrition workshops across the district. Bryce worked as the field coordinator for a New York University maternal health study of 5,000 woman utilizing basic cell phone technologies. He also served as the lead health trainer for Peace Corps/Uganda in 2011.
Born in Los Angeles, raised in Chicago and Raleigh, North Carolina, Bryce graduated from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with study abroad at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, with a degree in Anthropology and Biology, and concentrations in African Studies and Community/Global Health. His hobbies include teaching preschoolers to swim, test driving fancy cars, and improvisational comedy.
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