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profiles by mike field

Kentucky
JACKIE AGNEW
The last place Jackie Agnew expected to find herself at the end of the semester was in a room filled with tear gas, checking to see if her gas mask was a good fit.

Thailand
VALLOP THAINEUA
On November 23, 2002, 46,000 people assembled in Bangkok’s grand concourse for the largest aerobics class ever assembled on earth

Philippines
JEAN-MARC OLIVÉ
When SARS arrived in the Philippines, Jean-Marc Olivé was one of the first to know. And this was before the term SARS—severe acute respiratory syndrome—had been coined.

Nepal
SWARAJ RAJBHANDARI
When Swaraj Rajbhandari returned to her native Nepal last year, she found herself face to face with one of the problems confronting women in her country: the world’s tallest mountains.

Nigeria
BENEDICTUS AJAYI
On a typical day, Benedictus Ajayi will see upwards of two dozen eye patients, perhaps perform a surgery, receive reports from a rural eye hospital that he founded and directs, confer with students as a part-time faculty member at the University of Ibadan, and correspond with colleagues in the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria.

 

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