Alexandra Henry moved from her home, Melbourne, Australia, to Germany in 2011. She is still trying to acclimatise to the weather. After completing an internship in the Human Rights department of Brot für die Welt in Stuttgart in 2009, Alexandra went on to write her Bachelor thesis, titled “What does a grassroots human rights-based approach to extreme poverty and development look like? Exploring the dimensions of poverty within the context of health and human rights”. In 2010, she completed an exchange semester in Tianjin, China, graduated from her Bachelor of International Studies, and wandered down her way through South East Asia. In 2011 she began the postgraduate Juris Doctor degree in Australian Law, which she promptly and gladly gave up when she received a place in the Master of Health and Society in South Asia (MAHASSA) programme. Thrilled to be in the programme, Alexandra plans to embark on research in the field of critically applied medical anthropology through examining the application and interpretation of human rights in the context of health. Passionate about languages, Alexandra teaches English in Mannheim, Germany, and has studied Indonesian, Mandarin, Spanish, German, and now is completing studies in Bengali.