Ashley Sharpe here. I am from the rural community of Moser River in Nova Scotia, Canada. I moved to Halifax after secondary school for my BscN at Dalhousie University. During my nursing degree, I volunteered in The Gambia which sparked my interest in international nursing, more specifically in humanitarian aid work.
I went on my first mission with MSF in 2012 to Democratic Republic of Congo working in various projects, and then my second in Central African Republic as an Outreach Nurse in 2014.
Now, it’s Sierra Leone and the Ebola epidemic that’s calling me for my third MSF mission.
Before MSF, I worked full time in a regional trauma centre in Halifax, and have recently been working as a community health nurse in Nunavut as well. When I’m not working, I like to go fishing, hunting and working away on my cabin in the woods.