Connect123 offered me an experience I would have never otherwise been able to have. I have a strong interest in Global Public Health and how this impacts the development of communities. Though my interest was quite broad, Connect123 was able to match me with an organization based in Mumias, Kenya that helped to develop my interests well. Working on project sustainability with the organization, I now have a better understanding of sustainable, and culturally sensitive Public Health approaches, and how to assess them. My professional skills have also developed greatly, as juggling a time difference and completing independent tasks, I have had to remain extra cognizant of my communication and organizational skills. I have met a great community and been exposed to helpful resources at Connect123. For students looking to explore their interests, I would recommend finding an internship with Connect123!