My name is Andrea Scallon, and I am a fourth-year student at the University of Washington studying international studies and global health. I am excited to join the community of Corbett Scholars to develop a greater understanding of cross-border issues, learn from the perspectives of my peers, and explore my interests at the intersection of international politics and medicine.
As a citizen of Canada and the U.S., I grew up between the suburbs of Seattle, Downtown Vancouver’s Chinatown, and the rural town of Ashcroft, British Columbia. My efforts to understand my national background has broadened my interests in strengthening Canada-U.S. relations and shaped my curiosities in how I can contribute to cross-border public health initiatives and healthcare policy. I am eager to learn more about what constitutes a successful intergovernmental partnership and what it means to be a dual citizen. I hope to bring this knowledge with me as I build relationships within my Canadian and American communities.
The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.