Adina Bolfa, who is graduating with a Masters in Public Health
this week, has recently been working with people in India as part of an exchange programme through the University.
The 22-year-old now dreams of a career in humanitarian work.
Adina, who came to the UK to study from Gheorgheni, in the Transylvania area of Romania, completed her undergraduate degree at Worcester in Human Nutrition.
She managed her studies alongside paid work and voluntary work, which earned her a Worcester Award from the University, recognising the extra work students do to enhance their employability.
After finishing her Masters, Adina was part of an international exchange between the University of Worcester and a university in India. Alongside three other students, for four weeks she learnt about the different health systems there and promoted public health across many sectors, such as schools.
“From a public health perspective, I was fortunate enough to be part of many different and incredible projects,” said Adina, who lives in St John’s, Worcester. “I attended health promotion activities related to malnutrition, HIV and many others. I was very proud to represent the University of Worcester. India was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life and I am grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had so far.”
Since completing her Masters, she has been on an Internship in Seville, Spain, playing and coaching tennis while attending workshops and learning a new language.
“I feel nervous about graduating but I am excited to start a new chapter,” she said. “My dream is to work for the United Nations or a humanitarian charity. I want to be able to make an impact by helping underprivileged populations. I would like to work on projects related to malnutrition and promote health across different sectors.
“I really enjoyed my time at the University of Worcester. I had many opportunities to develop myself on a personal and professional level. I was impressed by the facilities it provided. Also, all my lecturers were highly knowledgeable and delivered the lectures in a very interesting manner.”