Christine Ripp

Graduate • Professional Certificate

Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Global health experience: Her first exposure was an undergraduate study abroad program in the Dominican Republic, where she experienced another culture and learned about the multitude of health issues facing the country. She returned to the U.S. with a better understanding of the universal challenges relating to health and wellness. This experience sparked a sustained interest in public and global health work.

Global health field experience: Working with Sumak Muyo, an inspiring microenterprise group located in a small village in Ecuador. She also has been involved in bicycle projects in Milwaukee’s south-side Latino community.

“The Global Health program has broadened my understanding of what it means to be a culturally competent and community-responsive physician. Knowing how to work with diverse groups of people and how to bridge gaps in understanding are invaluable skills for a future physician, skills that I will continue to cultivate as I start my career in family medicine.” — Christine Ripp

May 2016