Juan Esteban Baus is a Senior at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Science-Business with a Pre-Medical intent. He currently serves as the President of Hesburgh’s Heroes, a student club on campus, which supports the work of Andean Health & Development. His involvement with the club started after the devastating earthquake Ecuador faced in April 2016 by fundraising on campus for AHD. That summer, he volunteered in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, helping refugees in a local refugee camp and others who sought help through a local church.

He also works with the Sports Medicine department at Notre Dame and is involved in Student Government through the campus Student Life Committee and Junior Class Council. While born in Voorburg, The Netherlands, Juan Esteban is Ecuadorian and has alternated between living in Quito, Ecuador and McLean, Virginia most of his life.


Book about AHD Launched

A book about the inspiring journey of Dr. David Gaus and Andean Health & Development is now on bookshelves. Long Road from Quito is written by Tony Hiss. Hiss is the author of 13 books and was a staff writer at the New Yorker for 30 years. Since then, he has been a visiting scholar at New York University.


Purchase Long Road from Quito


Check out a review by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene


Listen to an interview with Dr. David Gaus and author Tony Hiss on Wisconsin Public Radio


“If you are lucky, a few times in life you will come across a person who is able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. It is even rarer still to find in such a leader a genuine sense of humility and a depth of soul that radiates joy and laughter. I know you will enjoy and be inspired by this story of a modern-day man who is as holy as he is innovative, who is as determined as he is fun, and who is both visionary and focused on the set of eyes before him at any given moment.” —Lou Nanni, from the Foreword

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