In Chapter 20 of 21 in her 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, global health consultant Gabrielle Lamourelle shares why after working abroad in Uganda and India for years she is settling down to work in the United States. Immersive international experiences working across cultures teach her the importance of establishing presence and building social science career expertise. She finds a prolonged commitment allows for a deeper understanding of a problem and identifying more effective ways to solve it. Ultimately, the abroad work experience teaches her the value of presence and refines her career focus. 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. View more career learning and development knowledge videos at http://www.captureyourflag.com. Follow Capture Your Flag on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/captureyourflag. Follow Capture Your Flag on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/captureyourflag.