I’m Alice Njeri Heyer. I lived in Kenya until 2008 when I ventured to the Midwestern U.S. for undergraduate studies. After graduating from Winona State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health, I worked in LaCrosse WI for two years assisting health and body impaired clients manage their daily activities. Career opportunities brought my spouse and me to the Madison WI area in 2014, where I had a fruitful six-year career in laboratory and quality assurance at a biotech company advancing the fight against cancer through early screening.
Over the years, my calling to pursue a career working towards equity and equality for vulnerable populations grew strong. In late 2017, I enrolled in graduate studies through Southern New Hampshire University, pursuing a Master of Public Health degree. I am in the final months of the MPH – Global Health program, and I look forward to a long career serving and empowering girls and women through education, advocacy, community, and sustainable programs.
Through my internship with FFBWW, I am most excited to learn, build relationships, and contribute to the urgent work of addressing the health disparities that disproportionately impact girls and women of African descent in WI.