Eileen reports... At our Zoom meeting on September 25th we welcomed Erin Hartman, whom York Rotary has agreed to host during her post-graduate studies in the City. She is a Marshall Scholar from USA who arrived on 13th September - and is quarantined in her apart-hotel until 27th September! She has met with several of us via Zoom and is looking forward to being able to join some of our Friday lunch meetings.
More importantly, she is looking forward to getting out and about to meet us face to face and to explore York and the University of York where she will be studying for a LLM in Human Rights and International Law. (This is the same course as Scholar Taelor Lewis undertook in 2018-19). Not only has Erin achieved a prestigious Marshall Scholarship from the British Government, she has also been awarded a Coles Roberts Humanitarian Grant from sponsors RC Medford-Vincentown in New Jersey, USA.
Erin writes :
I am coming to York from Medford, New Jersey in the United States. I was very involved with the Medford-Vincentown Rotary growing up, including being President and a member of my high school's Interact Club, attending RYLA, and being a Rotary scholarship winner for high school seniors. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a Bachelors in Nursing and a focus on Health Economics and Public Policy. After graduating, I worked for New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan as a registered nurse and a sexual assault nurse examiner.
In Autumn of 2019, I was awarded a Marshall Scholarship and the Medford-Vincentown Rotary's Coles Roberts Humanitarian Award. I will be studying for a Master of Law (LLM) in International Human Rights Law and Practice at the University of York. My aim is to work at the intersection of health, policy, and international law to end violence against women in all its forms, specifically in conflict and humanitarian settings globally.
We extend a warm welcome to Erin and hope that her time in York will be worthwhile and happy.
Erin joins us - from her hotel room - on the Zoom call!