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Name: Aoife OConnor

Position Title: Family Planning and Reproductive Health Strategic Communications and Outreach Intern

Location: United States

Technical Expertise: Family Planning and Reproductive Health,Program Management,Communications

Growing up in a family that immigrated to the US for the opportunity to train and work at
the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Aoife was fortunate to witness innovative and high level care in
action on the regular. Early on, she developed a love for the field of global public health and
harnessed a strong belief that all human beings are deserving of the quality care that she was
privileged to experience in her hometown. After completing her undergraduate degrees at the
University of Minnesota in International Studies; Public Health, Aoife worked for 7 years in the
roles of a sexual assault crisis counselor and educator, a manager of two rural family planning
clinics, a legislative policy assistant in the MN House, and the manager of a nutrition program
for PLWHA and other immunocompromising conditions. This past spring, she completed her MPH
and a certificate in Community Preparedness; Disaster Management at UNC Chapel Hill, and
hope to continue on in the global health field, working to champion access to quality
reproductive and sexual health care for all communities.