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“My work is my mission and passion in life,” says Scott Williams ’04, vice president of Men’s Health Network in Washington, D.C.
Advocating for men and their families, Williams has spoken about men’s health issues at policy briefings at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and the Food and Drug Administration, on CNN and MSNBC, and in the New York Times and Washington Post. Recently he served as the U.S. contributor for an international men’s health policy review project for the World Health Organization.
Williams is working to break down traditional barriers, such as the belief that supporting men’s health would mean denying support for other health concerns. He and his colleagues have had great success with targeted outreach initiatives, such as Women against Prostate Cancer, which unites the voices of all family members for men’s health. “I believe we’re making a real impact,” he says.
Williams points to the “real world” experiences gained through Moravian as his first big steps toward the career he loves. “The Washington Semester program—which included two courses at American University, a research project, and internship on Capitol Hill—gave me a real understanding of how the system works,” says Williams, who majored in political science and minored in business. “Seeing what my professors talked about in class really got my blood boiling. I knew Washington was where I had to be if I were to practice political science.
“Moravian has programs that take you out of your comfort zone. You have opportunities to learn outside the classroom, to see how thing works on the national and world stage. Without the tools I got from Moravian, I don’t think I could do what I do today.”
"Moravian has programs that take you out of your comfort zone. You have opportunities to learn outside the classroom, to see how thing works on the national and world stage."