Sarah Cornley received her Bachelors in Nursing from Villanova University in 2006 and began working at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She began her career in the PICU, where she worked for 6 years. She then transitioned to her current role as a nurse in sedation/radiology.
Sarah’s first experience with international medicine was during her senior year of college when she traveled to Nicaragua as part of her clinical experience. She found it to be very rewarding and looked forward to a similar experience in the future.
Sarah has traveled to volunteer at PPES in 2014 and 15. She was impacted by the opportunity to visit the local government hospital and see how the conditions greatly differ from what she is accustomed to in the US. She felt privileged to take part in the groundbreaking for the new health center and was thrilled to return after it opened. Sarah worked at health camps in villages in 2016 and worked hard to organize the pharmacy in the center. Her times at PPES were eye-opening, giving her a new perspective as to how people live in other parts of the world, as well as what kind of healthcare they may or may not have access to. She was also very touched to see how the students and villagers responded to our presence and how grateful they were for even the littlest things.