Posts By: Caleb Burton

Water

When I left for South Africa in January, I didn’t expect my friends and family to hear much about the region except for what I shared with them. I certainly didn’t expect CNN to feature Cape Town on their front page mere days after we flew there from Johannesburg. During our first two weeks in… Read more »

Contrasts

Our first two weeks in South Africa were spent traveling the northeast corner of the country, with Johannesburg acting as a sort of home base. During that time, the “rainbow nation” was on full display. The diversity of thought, culture, language, wealth, priorities, wildlife, and landscape were, at many points, overwhelming. Of course, the United… Read more »

Finally.

When I began my undergraduate studies at Northwestern, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be an engineer. What I did know¬†was that I wanted to study global health. Upon beginning school, I immediately declared my minor (a major in global health wasn’t offered back in those days) and planned out a 4-year course schedule that… Read more »