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Dayo Spencer-Walters: On the Front Lines in the Fight for Women’s Reproductive Health in West Africa


Dayo Spencer-Walters found herself inspired by her professors in the MPH program at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Department of Community Health Sciences, which Spencer-Walters just completed. “They were so passionate about what they were doing,” Spencer-Walters says, “and they all had extensive practical experience in the field, which helped to contextualize what they were teaching.” Thanks to financial support from the school’s Bixby Center for Population and Reproductive Health and Neumann/Drabkin International Fieldwork Fellowship Program, Spencer-Walters now has considerable practical experiences of her own – experiences that have shaped her career aspirations.