Meet IHS and Global Health adjunct faculty Kay-Anne Darlington.
Kay-Anne has taught or facilitated several IHS courses for the Global Health programs, including IHS 2190 Introduction to Immigrant and Migrant Health, IHS 2210 Introduction to Global Health, IHS 6190 Global Migration Health of Displaced Peoples, and she is teaching IHS 5210 Fundamentals of Global Health for the first time later this fall.
How does your past or current professional life impact the way you teach IHS courses, and vice versa?
As an immigrant with experience in international development and global health issues, I bring that knowledge to the classroom to ensure that students see the humans that they're talking about in their papers. My past professional life helps me to enrich the students' educational journey by bringing insights from my experiences that no book can teach. This is particularly important in the courses dealing with immigrants, migrants and migration.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy reading, kayaking, hiking and going for long walks on the bike path. I also love international travel and going to the beach.
What are some words of wisdom you would like to share with the students?
One of the most important lessons I try to teach my students that it is ok to admit that you don't know something and ask for help.