In Chapter 13 of 21 in her 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, global health consultant Gabrielle Lamourelle details how she benefited by deferring admission to the Columbia University MPH program and working abroad in Uganda for a year. The additional year of international work experience in the field validates Lamourelle's inclination to pursue a global health career and focuses her studies upon entering the Columbia program. 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.