Like Father, Like Daughter


Rising junior Sarah Hartman (A13) and her father Dr. Lester Hartman were the subjects of a father’s day feature on Thrive, Children’s Hospital Boston’s pediatric health blog. In an extreme version of “take your daughter to work day,” Dr. Hartman invited Sarah to spend a spring break with him in Cambodia, helping survivors of land mines. This experience, and additional service trips to Haiti, spurred in Sarah an interest in public health and medicine.

From a relatively early age our dad wanted us to see first hand what other parts of the world were like and what people who lived there had to deal with on a daily basis,” says Sarah. “He set a real example for me in wanting to reach out to help people and learn more about global health in the process.”

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