Erin Stuckey ‘00 earned her BA in Comparative Literature and International Studies from Washington University and her MS in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she was also selected to participate in an International Leadership Program. She recently earned her PhD at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland and is now focused in her work on malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and population control. Her writings on these health issues have been published widely. Erin is currently working as a program officer for the Gates Fellows Program at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In addition to her course work, Erin has an extensive international background in study, research, and employment in nearly twenty countries. During Reunion Weekend this past June, Erin was presented with the 2014 Edward Pulling Community Service Award for having extended the principles and the spirit of community service in her life beyond Millbrook.
This past fall Erin gave a chapel talk to the Millbrook community about how her experiences at Millbrook affected her commitment to service and public health, and the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa. She discussed what public health systems are like in West Africa, which populations in these regions are vulnerable, and how information from past epidemics can be used to help. After the chapel talk had come to an end, interested students and faculty joined Erin in the Headmaster’s Office in Schoolhouse for further discussion about the Ebola epidemic and what everyone could do to help in the growing crisis.