Getting Started at Kathmandu University

It’s almost been a full week here in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Carleigh Snead (’15) and I have started working out the summer schedule for our work at Kathmandu University. Our work space is located at the cozy School of Arts campus, a smaller wing of Kathmandu located right outside the urban center of Patan. On one of our first days, Carleigh and I spent some time browsing the facilities. The School of Arts has a computer lab (where we will soon be installing ArcGIS), a library, plenty of office space and classrooms, and my personal favorite, a small canteen! I feel pretty lucky having such a great campus to work at this summer.

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The Final Rainy Days

In the final days of our stay in Nicaragua, the rainy season arrived. A few days before our departure we began taking detours to avoid road construction. Now I understand what all the construction was for! On the last Sunday, we hiked around the community with no luck in finding any women to interview for the sub-study. Fortunately, we were able to pilot the much larger interview protocol on a male participant.  The air was sticky and hot and after an attempt at finding health workers in surrounding communities to interview for clinic purposes, it started pouring, so we turned around and headed down the mountain one last time.That completed the data collection for this round of SNA.

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