Sofia Cadime

Sofia Cadime

Sofia Cadime of Ashland, Massachusetts is a senior nursing major. Knowing that she always wanted to travel to Africa, Sofia felt a particularly strong pull to Mozambique after watching Birth of a Surgeon, a documentary recommended to her by her mentor Gene Harkless. The film, which reports on the grassroots initiative to train midwives in surgical delivery-related techniques in order to combat a high maternal death rate, inspired Sofia to conduct research of her own. The most satisfactory aspect of her International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) project was “having the honor of meeting and working with selfless people who gave up so much to do what they love and save lives.” She found out about Inquiry through IROP and the nursing department and knew that after spending over nine incredible weeks in Mozambique she needed to share her story with as many people as she could. Sofia, who will graduate with Honors in Major, hopes to become an acute care nurse and to continue traveling, particularly to underdeveloped countries like Mozambique. She also hopes to bring her foreign mentor, Emilia Cumbane, to the United States to visit.