Organization: Marovo Medical Foundation
Personal Biography: Allan earned a B.S. and M.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah. He was on staph with NYSC as the outdoor recreation coordinator for six summers in the 90’s. Allan has worked as a land use consultant, water education coordinator for the State of Utah, and most recently was a natural resources extension agent for the University of Maryland. For the last three years, he and his wife, Suzanne, have been coordinating efforts to provide basic medical care to the 30,000 people of the Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. International humanitarian work has provided Allan with more fulfillment than he could have ever imagined.
Lecture Topic: Solar Power, Tropical Medicine, and International Intrigue
While on a dive vacation to the Solomon Islands, Mr. Daly and his wife stumbled upon a culture of 30,000 people in the Marovo Lagoon living without a doctor or dentist and basically few health care options to speak of. What role could they play in changing this situation? What role could science play in creating viable health care options for the people of the Marovo? Throw into the mix: dozens of sharks, a billionaire, a terrible crocodile attack, and some leprosy to boot and now this science party can get started. These encounters hope to inspire and guide you to some of the incredible options science has to offer. Coupling science and the willingness to look outside your own sphere of existence may lead you down a road that will help change this world for the better.