"I'm driven to help advance the health and well-being of West Virginia and the Appalachian region through collaborative research, service and teaching centered on priority health disparities and local level needs."
"Public Health to me means that I will be involved the process of protecting and improving the health of my community, as by preventative medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards."
"West Virginia University was the best decision for me because it felt like home. Every faculty member that I spoke with took personal interest in my ideas and future aspirations. To date WVUs faculty encourages, cultivates, and supports my professional growth."