Gilman Scholar Jaila Allen (Denmark, AY 2019-2020) sought a new perspective on gender and sexuality by studying abroad through the Gilman International Scholarship Program. The Brandies University student is learning about the Danish healthcare system and the country’s views on gender equity and human rights.
“I felt it was important for me to see how my area of study is implemented in another country,” Allen, a Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies double-major, told BrandeisNOW.
She now hopes to serve the LGBTQ+ community by one day opening a health center that helps individuals come to terms with their identity. Allen envisions her health center to be in an urban location where she wants to provide annual check-ups, dental care, and eye exams, as well as medication, adolescent care and specialized services such as counseling, sexual education, and STI testing.
Read more about Allen’s ambitious plan.