Ryan Anderson, a senior at the University of South Carolina and
a 2014 graduate of Cedarburg High School, is a recipient of the
Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Masters of Public Health at the
University of Cape Town, South Africa.
to graduating from high school, Anderson founded the Relearn
Foundation, which collects and distributes school supplies to those
in need around the world. He also served as assistant director of
Mequon-based Pivotal Directions and co-produced the documentary “10
Dollar Perspective.” He is co-founder of Han’Go International, which
collects and distributes medical supplies to low-income communities.
As a USC
student, he is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Fraternity
and has served as a senator of the university’s student government.
As a Rotary
Global Grant recipient, his studies and experiences encompass
disease prevention and treatment, which is one of the Rotary’s six
areas of focus. His academic work on public health at the University
of Cape Town will continue supporting fighting medical disparities
and further his understanding of social determinants worldwide.
While in South Africa, Anderson also plans to travel to low-income
communities to gain insight on policy and clinic needs. Upon
graduation, he plans to pursue a medical degree and specialize in
Global Grant is valued at more than $30,000 and provides one year of
graduate study abroad.