Former La Salle WBB Player Preparing for Volunteer Trip to Kenya

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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PHILADELPHIA – Former women's basketball player Deja Bullock '17 just finished her year in the Victory Scholar Program in Ireland, and will continue to put her La Sallian values into action this summer with a trip to Kenya as part of the Johns Hopkins International Medical Aid program.  
 
Bullock will be volunteering at the Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya from August 13 to September 14. 
 
"The program is designed to give the volunteers a hands-on experience that's tailored to their specific skill sets and education," said Bullock. "I'm so excited to rekindle my love for medicine and healthcare." 
 
Bullock is looking to apply to either physician assistant school or medical school when she returns to the United States in September, and is hoping the trip will help guide her path. 
 
"I'm still not 100% sure, but I have another couple of months to think on it," said Bullock. "Something is telling me I'll know my decision after I return from Kenya."
 
Bullock earned a Master's Degree in International Management from the National University of Ireland Galway, enrolling in August after graduating from La Salle last May with a degree in Nutrition.
 
"It was perfect for students like me who didn't come from a business background and taught us from scratch," Bullock reflected. "My ultimate goal is to open healthcare clinics in underserved areas. I now have the business background in order to achieve that."
 
The Victory Scholar Program is run by the Sport Changes Life Foundation, and also gave Bullock the opportunity to mentor youth in local communities through basketball.
 
Bullock was a key member of the La Salle women's basketball program from 2013-17, appearing in 83 games despite losing her sophomore season to injury.
 
To help Bullock's fundraising efforts for the trip to Kenya, please click here


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