Q&A with Volunteer Regine Vincent
Regine Vincent is a Development Intern at Project Medishare. She supports our Miami-based team with a range of tasks, including database management, volunteer engagement and communications. In 2015, Regine graduated from the University of Miami with a double major in Biology and International Studies, and minors in French and Chemistry. Read our Q&A with Regine to learn more about her volunteer experience.
Why did you choose to volunteer with Project Medishare?
As a Haitian-American, I am well aware of the economic, political and social struggles of Haiti. Since I want to become a physician, I wanted to find an organization that contributes to the development of Haiti, specifically in the healthcare sector. After learning about and researching Project Medishare, I immediately thought: “I want to be part of this organization”. What really sold me is the fact that Project Medishare focuses on building healthy and sustainable communities, and believes in the empowerment of Haitians.
How do you think this experience will apply to your future career path?
Through this experience, I am constantly learning about the hard work, effort, and commitment it takes to implement public health programs in a challenging environment like Haiti. On the outside, it can look easy, but I’m getting a behind-the-scenes look at how hard the team at Project Medishare works. I’m learning about perseverance and problem-solving – essential skills that will help me achieve my dream of becoming a doctor.
Why is it important for you to give back to Haiti?
I want to see my country succeed. Even though I have spent most of my life living in the US, I speak Creole, I eat Haitian food and I listen to Haitian music. So Haitian culture is a big part of my life. I am proud to be Haitian. I am proud of Haiti’s history, its people, and my ancestors.
What’s been the best thing about your volunteer experience?
The best thing about my volunteer experience is knowing that I am contributing to an important cause and playing a part in helping Project Medishare achieve its goals. I’m really grateful to have this opportunity.