January 12, 2015 will mark 5 years since the massive earthquake hit Haiti. Join Global Links for a discussion on the challenges that still remain to help rebuild Haiti's Healthcare System and learn about extraordinary projects, some led by Pittsburghers that are changing the face of healthcare in Haiti.
"Wòch nan dlo pa konn doulè wòch nan soley. The stone in the water does not know the pain of the stone in the sun.
Marisol Wandiga Valentin is the Program Officer for the Caribbean Region for Global Links, a medical relief and development organization dedicated since 1989 to environmental stewardship and improving health in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is responsible for Global Links’ health projects in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Guyana.
Marisol holds a B.S. in International Business from Duquesne University. She has 18 years of experience in marketing, international communications, and project management. Marisol also holds a strong background in database management, event planning, workforce development, community leadership and non-profit management.
In addition to her role at Global Links, Marisol serves on the board of Directors of the Society of Contemporary Crafts, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Latin American Cultural Union and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement Department.
Marisol is half Kenyan and half Puerto Rican. She has worked in Germany, France, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States. Her passions are predictive marketing, social justice, non-traditional career pathways, cultural exchanges and folkloric dancing.
Lunch will be provided.