Intern Explores Eastern Region of Africa
This summer, Leishara Ward has been working in Tanzania with the United States Agency for International Development, which is part of the U.S. Foreign Service.
While away, Ward has had the opportunity to travel with other summer interns and co-workers.
She has flown out of the Kilimanjaro Airport en route to a safari where she was able to see the yellow billed stork, flamingoes, black-faced vervet monkeys, wildebeest, lions and other animals.
She has traveled to Mbudya Island by dhow, dining on lobster, fish, and chicken.
She also has visited an old German fort and a former trading location for slaves in Zanzibar.
As Ward is wrapping up her summer internship abroad, she says: "I will be happy to be home in a few short weeks, but I will surely miss this place."
Photography credit: Leishara Ward
Leishara Ward, who is in the Master's in Public Administration program in the School of Government and Public Policy while working toward a certificate in collaborative governance, is one of four students selected as a 2015 UANews student columnist. The columnist initiative was launched in June by UANews and provides students the opportunity to share insights about the work and research they will be doing over the summer in various parts of the United States and abroad. It is the UA's 100% Engagement in action, and the students' experiences will prepare them to be real-world ready upon graduation.