Meredith Casella earned both her Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from Columbia University in nursing and midwifery. She spent two years with the Peace Corps in Niger and Ghana and a year with The Carter Center as a Field Consultant after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. This field work inspired her to join the medical profession. In the US, she works on reservations, where she handles high-risk and complicated births.
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Meredith Casella with postoperative fistula patients in Dubie, Democratic Republic of Congo (2007)
In compelling dispatches from the field, nurse-midwife Meredith Casella documents her experiences in Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
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