Blogging from the GA - DGH Video Contest Winner


Reported by Jenny Abrams


We started off day two by introducing Jacob Blickenstaff, a medical student at UC Irvine who won the Challenging Scarcity: Health Justice for All Video Contest earlier this year. Jacob talked briefly about how he found out about the contest and his process for the video:


"I learned about the video contest from a classmate who was working on an MPH from Johns Hopkins and had come in contact with members of DGH. Our school received an email from our classmate with information about the contest, and that was the first time I had ever heard of DGH. I decided to enter the contest because the theme fit well with the experiences I had thus far in medical school."


"At the time, I didn't know anything about videography, so I watched tutorials online on YouTube and Vimeo about how to make a video, then used what I learned to compile some of my experiences. The video is a result of the outreach projects I have participated in at UC Irvine and the international volunteer experiences I was fortunate to have as well. It includes some of my interactions with individuals in Mexico, Peru, and Orange County, CA."


If this is his first attempt at making a video, we all can't wait to see what comes next! Simple, beautiful, and inspiring, watch the video here:


For winning out contest, Jacob will get to travel with a DGH board member to one of our sites. He's also very excited about the prospect of potentially volunteering with us in the future.


Congratulations Jacob, and we look forward to working with you!


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