Hi there! I'm Corey. And yes, I'm one of those crazy twenty-somethings that is on a mission to change the world. I'm a social engineer with a passion for global health. What exactly is a social engineer? I like to think of it as using the tools of engineering - problem solving, identifying patterns, future forecasting, logic, and purposeful design, testing, evaluation strategies - to achieve the goals of engineering - increased efficiency and effectiveness, innovation, systems integration, and collaboration efforts - in the social realm. The result is an output of intelligent design of systems to achieve social change sustainably, equitably, and efficiently.
Bangladesh is located in southern Asia, surrounded almost completely by India and bordered in the southwest by Burma. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Eleven other MPH candidates from George Washington and I will be staying in Dhaka, the capital, for the majority of the semester. Hopefully, we'll have some time to venture away from Dhaka to see some different scenery, such as the beaches of Chittagong, the foothills of the Himalayas in the north, and the Sunderbans mangrove forest in the southwest. This blog will be an opportunity to share my adventures and tell of life literally on the other side of the world.