Alumni Profiles
Jane Cobb

Jane Cobb

Class of 1995

Having a degree in Anthropology has helped me so much in the real working world! I currently work as an RN, and I feel like I am using my degree every day. I have learned the art of providing culturally competent care, as my training in Anthropology has continually helped me to understand human behaviors. I am able to provide health care while maintaining my sense of curiosity about people and their cultures. I have traveled to Laos and Uganda to work as a nurse, but honestly do not feel my work could have been as effective had I not known to be a careful observer of the individual, political, historical, and environmental pressure these people face. Furthermore, I feel that the Anthropology program at FLC provided me with excellent writing skills, and gave me an advantage when seeking an internship fresh out of college. I was one of six chosen out of 200 applicants for an internship at the Population Institute Washington, D.C. upon graduation. I was then quickly recruited to work for a social marketing campaign to analyze field data for a USAID funded program. Had I not decided to go into nursing, I would definitely be at the top of my game working in the field and traveling afar. 18 years later, I am enrolled in a Master’s program to become a Certified Nurse Practitioner. I still am so thankful for my degree in Anthropology, as I have an educational and humanistic edge above others when it comes to providing holistic care.

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