Hey, I'm Marcella!
Welcome to my blog!
I am an Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgery resident from Sierra Leone. I recently moved to Nairobi, Kenya, to start my surgical training.
'Why Orthopaedics' I am often asked. I like to think of myself as a fixer, I'd respond. How the body breaks and can be fixed really feeds my curiosity. I was (and still am) more fascinated about the art and science of surgery and the human body than anything else.
I am passionate about Global Health and Global Surgery research. In 2019, I completed an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London, and I have been more involved in advocacy and research in Global Surgery since then. In my heart, I believe no one should die or be disabled by lack of access to timely, safe and affordable care, and this is what which drives my passion for Global Surgery.
I love to write, take random photographs of people and places, and do DIYs. I started this blog to share stories about my encounters in and out of work. Being a woman daring to pursue a career in a field traditionally dominated by men and gender-stereotyped is not an easy feat but deep down in my heart of hearts with all the many things I can do or be, I cannot think of anything that excites me as much as surgery!
Follow my journey into the unknown as I try to navigate my way into being an ortho/trauma surgeon, a global health researcher and find that 'work-life balance' (whatever that is 😃😁).