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C-TAC is excited to welcome its latest intern, who will support our event planning efforts and assist us with fostering new partnerships with those who share our commitment to improving advanced illness care. Sharon graduated from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and also works at the George Washington University Division of Safety and Security. Learn more about Sharon below and join us in welcoming her to the Coalition!

What initially interested you in C-TAC?

My former classmate from GW, Gina Kang, mentioned she completed an internship at the C-TAC this past summer. She shared with me her unique experience in an emerging field in healthcare.  I was challenged by her experience as I don’t know much in the advanced healthcare field. 

What are three things you want to learn in your time here?

First, I am eager to expand my knowledge in the advance healthcare field.  Second, I would like to understand more about the nuances of organizational memberships. Lastly, I intend to learn how expanding partnerships affect organizational memberships and industry outreach.

What is something everyone should know about you?

I’ve lived abroad in Haiti for 9 months and my time there definitely shaped a lot of who I am today, including a passion to better understand advanced illness care. Please don’t hesitate to reach me with any questions! Would love to share my experience.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

One thing I would like to change about the world is universal healthcare. No matter who they are or what their circumstances may be, any and all persons should be able to both access and afford healthcare. It is one thing where I’ve seen firsthand many issues that affect both US citizens and visitors alike.

What do you think are important strategies for public engagement in the realm of palliative care and serious illness?

There are many strategies for public engagement for this niche healthcare realm. However, one of the more important strategies that could be effective is panel events in specific communities that may not fully understand advanced and palliative care. Faith communities could be one outlet for these kinds of panel events.

How does advanced care and the nonprofit world inspire you and how do you plan to advance it into the world?

Advanced care is something individuals in all stages of life encounter. The nonprofit work in society is crucial to educate the upcoming generations on what support and resources are available to care for our families in need. I hope my work and support in this field can help reach vulnerable and underserved communities who need the education and support for advanced and palliative care.

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