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Why did you choose to major in public health-global health?
Coming into college, I was interested in working in the healthcare field, but I knew that I didn’t want to work in a clinical setting. From my personal experiences with healthcare, I wanted to work in a field where I could advocate for patients and ensure that everyone could access the services and resources needed for proper healthcare. I chose to major in public health-global health because I wanted to learn in an environment where everyone has a passion for community-driven care and promoting equitable health care.
What’s your favorite aspect about studying public health?
I really enjoy the collaborative aspect about studying public health, and how you can learn from both the curriculum and your peers. Learning about culturally appropriate healthcare and research has always interested me, especially when learning about different people’s experiences.
Why did you choose to come to the UW?
I chose to come to the UW because of the wide array of opportunities available through the School and because I love the Puget Sound area.
How do you want to change the world with your public health degree?
I want to encourage and help educate individuals from all backgrounds to promote the health and well-being of their communities and beyond. I am interested in pursuing a career path in the population health informatics field, working in health communications and data visualization.
What experiences at the UW School of Public Health have been most influential?
Being a student resource coordinator for the PH-GH major has allowed me to connect with and support my fellows peers. I look forward to events where I can be with other students and connect with faculty and staff, like Dawg Daze and beginning of the year events!
What interests do you have outside of (or related to) public health? Any extracurricular activities?
Outside of school, I enjoy going to the gym, going on walks with my roommates and crafting.
What is one piece of advice that you have for potential new public health students or one thing you wish you knew before beginning your public health studies?
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try new things! You’ll never know what passions or connections you might miss out on unless you try!