Patrick Williams (MPH ’17, Public Health Informatics)
Patrick (Pat) Williams (MPH ’17) joined Catholic Relief Services(CRS) after graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in 2017 with an MPH in Informatics. He has 7 years of project management and research experience spanning 3 continents and several sector areas including health, migration, education, and peace building. Currently, he is leading a 5-country effort to address violent extremism in the Sahel region of West Africa. Based in Washington, D.C., Pat alternates between representing CRS in Congressional offices on the Hill and meeting Tuareg rebels in Burkina Faso. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, he has spent 6+ years living and working in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Laos, and India and speaks English and French. Pat holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology & geographic information systems. As a delicious piece of righteous failure, Pat recently withdrew from a DrPH program (3 years in) after realizing that following his passions does not require a Doctorate. Weekends are now spent tossing a disk and reading…for fun.