Dr. Jeanette Wong Powell shared her expertise with UIW Sister School FundaciĆ³n Areandina

wongpowellDr. Jeannette Wong Powell was invited by the Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina (Areandina) to travel to their Bogotá campus in September 2022 as a visiting scholar, for collaboration with students and faculty. During her visit, Dr. Wong-Powell gave multiple academic lectures, co-led a service-learning clinical experience, served as a reviewer for a scientific article, and began working with colleagues on a manuscript titled "The Effects of Providing Advanced Training to Optometry Students through Eye Care Outreach". By the time Dr. Wong-Powell arrived in Bogotá, she had already established strong relationships with many of the faculty, having spent months preparing and connecting through virtual platforms. Dr. Wong-Powell’s visit took our relationship with a valued sister school to yet another level and opened up the possibility for collaboration in fields outside of her field of optometry. Dr. Wong Powell will likely be crossing borders again in the near future, being that she is an approved Fulbright Specialist, with a tenure that extends into the spring of 2026.