EXECUTIVE BOARD

Meet the 2019-2020 Executive Board

Click on their picture for more info on each of our executive board members!

Rachel Peth
Co-President
Senior, Health Science

Previous Brigades:
Medical Honduras 2018
Medical Ghana 2019

"GB's mission is so unique from others, it's the sustainability and empowerment that keeps me continuing on with it."
Kelly Mebruer
Co-President
Senior, Biology and Psychology

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Nicaragua Medical/Dental Honduras
Medical/Dental Honduras Leadership Institute to Panama

"To me, Global Brigades is so much more than just a week long trip to a foreign country. It is a lifestyle centered around service and partnership both locally and abroad."
Anastasia Compton
Campus Fundraising Chair
Junior, Biochemistry

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras Winter 2019

"I love GB because GB is more than voluntourism. The main focus is always on the communities and sustainability after the brigade is over."
Rachel Rupp
Member Fundraising Chair
Sophomore, Nursing

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras Brigade in May 2019

"I wanted to be apart of GB because of my interest in health and commitment to service-oriented organizations. I love GB because it reinforced my decision to pursue nursing and allowed me to fulfill my passion of serving others while still making progress toward a better community through the holistic model."
Maddie Young
Outreach Chair
Sophomore, Nursing

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental May Honduras 2019

"I am a strong believer in its Holistic Model and dedication to sustainability and self-efficiency. GB has also helped me develop as a servant leader in my own community and abroad and encourages me to maintain a more worldly perspective."
Molly Hutson
Membership Chair
Sophomore, Public Health

Previous Brigades:
Medical Ghana 2019

"I wanted to be a part of Global Brigades because I was really inspired by the holistic model. The concept of sustainability was something that other global service organizations lacked, therefore, Global Brigades was the perfect fit for me."
Grant Bryan
Finance Chair
Junior, Health Science

Previous Brigades:
Medical Honduras 2019

"I wanted to become apart of GB because of the holistic model. I love how they cherish the community as a whole, incorporating parts of a water brigade, public health brigade, and medical brigade all into one experience."
Tyson Thomas
Recruitment Chair
Sophomore, Biology

Previous Brigades:
Medical Ghana 2019
Sophia Gerling
Public Relations Chair
Sophomore, Human Physiology and Translational Sciences

Previous Brigades:
Medical Ghana May 2019

"Global Brigades reminded me why I want to be a physician. Going to another country and learning about different needs than our own was a life changing experience. I hope that everyone gets to experience the world in the same way that I did!"
Peyton Ogle
Brigade Leader: Water
First Year Graduate Student, Public Health

Previous Brigades:
Medical Panama 2016
Medical Nicaragua 2017 Medical Ghana 2018 Leadership Institute Honduras
Water Honduras 2019

"I love Global Brigades because of the personal connection volunteers make with the community members we partner with. The sustainability goals feel personal and achievable when working with these awesome people!"
Lindsey France
Brigade Leader: Public Health
Senior, Health Science

Previous Brigades:
Public Health Honduras Winter 2019

"I love GB because it allows me to explore my passion of global service while meeting the most caring and loving people on the planet!"
Elysa Katz
Brigade Leader: Public Health
Junior, Health Sciences

Previous Brigades:
Public Health Honduras 2019

"My experience with GB has been so special to me it has not only allowed me to find my passion at such a young age but encouraged me to ask and learn and become a better team player along the way. GB is now giving me the opportunity to lead a brigade back to the place where I first fell in love with serving to help others find their passions and I could not be more excited."
Katie Mechlin
Brigade Leader: Legal Empowerment
Senior, Political Science and Communications

Previous Brigades:
None- Internship in D.C.

"I am super passionate about international law and how I can use my legal knowledge to assist those in need! The Legal Empowerment Brigade will give me the opportunity to gain vital field experience in my future career choice, as well as give me the chance to make a difference through global service to others. I am ecstatic to lead a group of individuals to Honduras!"
Corin Carroll
Brigade Leader: Business
Sophomore, Finance and Real Estate

Previous Brigades:
Panama 2019

"I love GB because it is an exciting learning experience. Not only do I learn more about micro enterprise and finance, but I learn about a whole new culture and country. The people and program has changed my life in a way I did not think possible."
Allison Thomas
Brigade Leader: Medical
Senior, International Studies, Spanish and Biology

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Nicaragua May 2017
Medical/Dental Ghana May 2018
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2019

"I am passionate about GB because this organization allows its members to not only serve the communities in which we work, but to work alongside community members in order to create sustainable communities."
Lydia Cooper
Brigade Leader:
Medical/Dental
Senior, International Studies and Psychology

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Nicaragua 2017
Medical Ghana 2018
Medical Ghana 2019

"Coming into my freshman year at Mizzou as a premed International Studies major, I knew I wanted to gain experience with health abroad. GB has opened up my world to the point of changing my career path! Thanks in part to GB, I now have a clearer idea of what I want to do in the world as I learn and strive to serve others."
Paige Renfrow
Brigade Leader: Medical/Dental
Junior, Health Science

Previous Brigades:
Medical Ghana 2019

"I love Global Brigade because it gives me the opportunity to leave an under resourced community sustainable while learning a new culture and gaining experiences that I can use for my future healthcare career."
Hannah Fuemmler
Brigade Leader: Medical
Junior, Health Science

Previous Brigades:
Medical Ghana 2019

"I fell in love with the holistic approach GB has to offer!"
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