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Alumni Spotlight

Julia Iwama. Class of 2003

Nursing in Nepal.

What grades did you attend PA for:
K-10 and 12.

Education after PA:
BSc Nursing from UBC, Masters of Public Health in progress (University of London)

Current Location:
Dadeldhura, Far West Nepal

Currently I spend my time:
nursing and teaching nursing longterm in HDCS-TEAM Hospital Dadeldhura, a remote 40-bed mission hospital; working on my first vegetable garden; continuing to learn Nepali; drinking chi with friends.

My most memorable PA experience:
When I came to my first day of grade 12, we were assigned lockers, and Mrs. Stellingwerff handed me the paper with my locker number and it was the same locker number I had been given 13 year earlier by Mrs. Dueck when was 5 years old...full circle moment.

An influential PA experience, that has shaped the person I am today:
I was on the Uganda 2003 outreach team led by Mr. and Mrs. Cann. That trip allowed me to realize the validity in missions and, although short, was one of the experiences that inspired my commitment to work in the developing world long-term.

Three things that come to mind when I think of PA are:

Read more on Julia's experience in a profile by UBC or this video by the Surrey Leader

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Julia Iwama

Nurse in Nepal
Class of 2003
Currently living in Dadeldhura, Far West Nepal