fellow 2017

Sheldon Halsted

Sheldon Halsted

Sheldon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University where she studied Psychology and Education. After graduating from Georgetown, Sheldon moved to South Africa where she worked for Grassroot Soccer, a non-profit that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. Sheldon was employed as a programs intern at their site in the township of Soweto.

When she returned to the U.S. Sheldon worked as a Fundraising Associate for a non profit organization that supports an all-girls boarding school in Kenya. She is currently a first year MPH student in the Department of Global Health at UW. Outside the classroom, she interns at I-TECH to support the Haiti team in their clinical mentoring evaluation to assess whether the program has contributed to improvements in quality of HIV/AIDS care.

Sheldon will complete her SCOPE Fellowship this upcoming summer and fall. She will be working with the University of Gondar study team to develop and implement tools for the PEER award. More specifically, she will be working on focus groups with pregnant women, male partners, and religious leaders. With a background in HIV/AIDS care and strong belief in the power of community based partnerships, Sheldon will utilize her skill set to strengthen communication and collaboration between the faith-based and medical communities.