Tatyana Reyes traveled to Costa Rica this past summer to study global healthcare. During her time abroad, Tatyana’s perspective of the world had changed. She realized that each population throughout the world suffers distinct diseases native to the land in which they live. This causes a different therapeutic approach that Tatyana is unfamiliar with within healing each patient. Before studying abroad, Tatyana was only familiar with western medicine. However, she now understands that preventing disease is more valuable than treating diseases. The mechanics of preventing the onset of diseases is education. Education of what the disease is, how the disease spreads, and how to avoid becoming infected with the disease is the most effective tool in maintaining the well-being of communities worldwide.
As part of the VIH program, Tatyana plans to help bring modernized health care to developing countries where she can assist those who need it most. Her resilience and passion to always try to see what she can do to brighten up people’s days were all a part of her experience. Her fierceness aids in her desire to fight for what she believes in. Like two sides of the same coin, she also has a kind and caring side reserved for any who needs it. She cares about improving the wellbeing of others and obtains her own fulfillment from helping the community around her. Tatyana enjoyed the fast-paced environment where she could also take the time to give each person the individual attention they need.