Benjamin Dierksmeier

Undergrad: Emergency Administration (BS) | University of North Texas
Practicum Partner: World Fish (CGIAR) | Location: Zambia
Final report: Report on Social and Gender Analysis Key Findings: Barotse Hub, Western Province, Zambia
Current Employer: Field Operations Manager, Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) (Uganda)
Ben earned his bachelor degrees from the University of North Texas in Sociology and Emergency Management in 2010. Following graduation he served as a Community Health Improvement Agent with the Peace Corps in Zambia, his work focused on providing technical guidance to community based programs for the improvement of health outcomes related to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, child nutrition, safe motherhood, and WASH. Following his time there, he completed his graduate degree in Development Practice with a specialization in global health. During his time as a graduate student at the University of Arizona, Ben worked with the World Fish Center’s Zambia office as a social and gender intern and technical writing consultant. Currently, Ben is the Uganda Field Operations Manger for the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children where he supervises the daily operations of a rural pediatric clinic, international volunteers, and construction of FIMRC's new level III medical facility. 

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