Dr. Yrene Esperanza Urbina Rojas along with four other professors came on April 14 from the University of Tumbes in Tumbes, Peru to learn about environmental issues on health. They learned about programs and resources available in Northeast Wisconsin. While they were here, they visited the School of Freshwater Studies and its Freshwater Policy Center in Milwaukee. From there they traveled to Madison and visited the Sea Grant and the State Lab of Hygiene. Dr. Yrene Rojas is staying in Wisconsin an additional three weeks where she is exploring nursing education and the healthcare system in NE Wisconsin including visits to Bellin School of Nursing, NWTC’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program, area hospitals and spending time with our Nursing faculty and staff. In addition, Yrene will be presenting to a few high school and middle school classes about the culture in Peru. She is also helping students with their Spanish speaking skills and she is attending English language classes to improve her English speaking skills.
Pictured: (left) Dr. Chris Vandenhouten, Dr. Yrene Rojas, Dr. Derryl Block, and Student Worker, Ariel Weishoff (right)