Alexandra Vaina - Master's in Global Health

Alexandra is an international student and digital ambassador at Karolinska Institutet (KI). Do you have questions about student life at KI? Send her an email or read her blog.

Programme: Master’s in Global Health

From: Greece

Contact me in: English, Greek


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Alexandra Vaina
Photo: Riccardo Cinotti

Hey! My name is Alexandra, and I’m the blogger of the Master’s in Global Health at KI. I have a BSc in Nursing, and I’m from Athens, Greece, where I worked as a registered nurse for 3 years, and simultaneously I studied for my first master’s degree in pediatrics.

Since I always wanted to help people, I volunteered in many organizations in parallel with my studies, such as at the Doctors of the World’s Department in Athens. Throughout these experiences, I realized I wanted to work and do research in the global health field. So, I decided to pursue my second master's in global health and KI was my first choice because it’s a top university in the medical field. And, here I am, thrilled to be studying at KI and making the most out of this experience.

While at KI, I am looking forward to gaining as much knowledge as possible in terms of global health, being involved in activities and organizations in the field, and expanding my network. Also, I would love to make new friends and travel around Sweden.

In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, doing sports, spending time with my friends, and exploring new places. Fun fact about me is that I always relate my daily life to Disney movies. Among friends, you’ll often hear me saying “This reminds me of this Disney scene...”.