Tanzania

Would you like to travel the world? Are you interested utilizing your major to serve communities across the globe?

Three years ago, a UW Oshkosh biology major who’d written an Honors Thesis about the malaria epidemic in Africa, landed in Tanzania. He worked with his adopted community to implement a program that would better prepare, equip, and protect citizens, an effort that significantly hindered the disease’s progress.

We are excited to announce that Honors Alum Adam Nothem will visit with the Honors community and friends on Friday, October 6, in Sage 2215 at 2:00 p.m. Please help us welcome Adam, one of this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipients.

 

Biography: Soon after graduating from UW Oshkosh with a biology major and chemistry minor, Adam started the application process for the Peace Corps. Adam’s assignment, which took him to Mnavira, Tanzania, involved educating health care workers, teachers, students, and the general public about malaria, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, health, and beekeeping. He also learned Swahili, wrote grants, farmed crops, developed creative ways to advertise malaria prevention, dug wells, and fully embraced the culture and customs of his host country.

Adam Nothem

When his Peace Corps engagement ended in 2016, Adam remained in Tanzania to work in the seaport town of Tanga as a Malaria Program Manager for Medicine Education Africa. While there, he developed, organized, and designed a malaria testing and treatment curriculum for 184 community health workers.

After backpacking through India and southeast Asia earlier this year, Adam is now based in Washington, DC, working for an organization that provides emergency aid, healthcare, and education to underserved populations throughout the Middle East.

We hope you can make it to this Honors Alumni event; we cannot think of a better way to wind down this week than getting together for a fascinating presentation from one of our own!