Profile Response: Hannah Collins, Baltimore MD

HWWLT Logo on yellowHannah Collins grew up in East Africa, the oldest child of Christian missionaries. Though she visited the US on regular vacations, Hannah never lived here until she attended college. “It’s difficult to transition to the United States after living in a place like Kenya. You can’t expect people who have never lived abroad to understand how different this country is from other places.”

Hannah graduated from Azusa Pacific University in biology and accepted a one-year internship at the UPMC Center for Health Security. Despite its UMPC designation, the center is located in Baltimore where founder DA Henderson, a prominent physician who led the initiative to eliminate smallpox in the world, has a long affiliation with Johns Hopkins.

images“Health security is bio warfare, bio terrorism, and our response to such acts. CHS studies our health policies about pandemics, explores how hospitals can be prepared, and analyzes the public health consequences that can ensure health security.”

Hannah is leaving Baltimore to begin a Master’s in Public Health at Columbia this fall, a program renowned for its focus on global health.

How will we live tomorrow?

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 6.56.46 PM“As a faith-based individual – I’m a Christian – I would like to see people treat each other better, to have people focus on solving our collective problems rather than focusing on our own problems. That’s what, ideally, I’d like to do.”


About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog,, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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