Jocelyn Mizero - Class of 2018
Gashora Girls Academy of Sciences and Technology
One day the world will call Jocelyn Mizero, “Dr. Hope.” Jocelyn graduated from Lafayette College in 2018 with a degree in Biology. Currently, she’s completing her Optional Practical Training (OPT) as a Program Development Associate with the Tiba Foundation in Kenya. She’s working on a strategic plan to train staff to be ER doctors. In college she was actively involved in the local community and in various leadership positions. She was a Peer Advisor for the International Students Association and a Community Volunteer Outreach Coordinator. She made an influential impact as a volunteer for the Landis Community Outreach Center and was also a member of Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME). In 2017, Jocelyn landed another internship in Kenya at Matibabu Foundation Hospital where she worked in the Maternal and Child Health Clinic, helping with Antenatal/Postnatal Care, immunizations, and family planning. The highlight of this experience was when she assisted with child deliveries in the hospital wards. In 2016, Jocelyn secured her dream internship at Partners in Health (PIH) in Rwanda. Her interests lie in medicine, public health and social justice. She is passionate about strengthening health care systems in developing countries and tackling social inequalities.