My Watson Year offered a crucial break from a microscopic view of HIV. I learned about creative community-centred interventions to combat HIV/AIDS from both community-run healthcare organisations and larger, institutional responses to the HIV pandemic. Through this intentional exploration, I gained a sense of the solidarity and fellowship that arises from – and despite – the suffering that this pandemic has caused among the hardest-hit communities.
Sewanee: University of the South
California Institute of Technology
College of the Atlantic
University of Puget Sound