Katharine Walsh

Name: Katharine (Kathy) Walsh

Role: Administrative Coordinator

Hometown: Hingham, Mass., a coastal town just south of Boston

When did you join MUSC? 11/06/2011

What’s your favorite part about working in global health? Being given the opportunity to meet individuals from around the world. Learning how Global Health is growing in so many positive ways around the world, but particularly in lower income areas and countries where healthcare is extremely limited.

What advice would you give to an international student or faculty member coming to MUSC for the first time? Be prepared to feel overwhelmed, nervous, excited, etc. all at once, but over time you will acclimate to your new surroundings. You will meet many people who are in a similar situation as yourself and you will help each other settle into a comfortable routine. It won’t happen overnight, but be patient. It’ll happen before you know it. 

How do you like to spend your free time? I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, finding new brewpubs to do a little taste testing, and going to the beach regardless of the time of the year.

What is your favorite place to travel? Back home to Massachusetts; Spain; and any beach anywhere