Written by Jenny Hsieh
Jenny had been with Eyes4Everest since before it all began in 2014. It was only a small team of four consisting of three optometrists and one pharmacist. Today, she is still a committee member of E4E but the organisation had grown a lot since then!
Jenny graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2004 and completed her therapeutics training in 2008. She worked for OPSM for four years after she graduated and then spent a few years doing locum work throughout Australia. She is now based in Brisbane. During the years of locuming she enjoyed traveling and seeing the world. It was when she was backpacking through South East Asia that she experienced the difficult living conditions of those in remote regions, and felt the need to give back. She went on to volunteer in Vietnam Vision Project, worked with Brien Holden vision in central Australia and then joined Eyes4Everest. She had been to Nepal twice now with Eyes4Everest and would highly recommend anyone interested to give it a go! Jenny is going to be in the Annapurna Base Camp team this year and she is looking forward to working with all the wonderful volunteers!