How Women's Health Volunteering Informs a Health Systems Career - Gabrielle Lamourelle

In Chapter 5 of 21 in her 2010 interview with Erik Michielsen, global health consultant Gabrielle Lamourelle details how her Berkeley undergrad volunteer work at ACCESS, the Women's Health Rights Coalition, influenced her path to become a health systems professional. She starts as a practical support volunteer helping women get to appointments, often from rural locations to the city locations where reproductive services are available. Lamourelle learns what makes a services useful and what barriers prevent people from accessing the services. Lamourelle graduated with a BS in Sociology from University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Sociomedical Sciences from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.