Alumni Stories

Mindy Sharon

Mindy Sharon

MPH IN SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
"I had a lot of great experiences in the School of Public Health. The faculty I worked with gave me the skills and opportunities to be able to live out my dreams."
Danny Scalise

Danny Scalise

MPH in Health Policy
"Public health students have to understand how the work they do saves lives and helps the lives of others. Public health professionals rarely get to see the people they help."
Marco Schaaf

Marco Schaaf

MPH in Health Policy, Management and Leadership; MBA
"The Public Health program prepares students to effect large-scale, long-term health outcomes in populations."
Bambi Bevill

Bambi Bevill

MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
"The course of study was outstanding! I use knowledge and techniques from every, single class. It's a privilege to have my education through WVU Public Health."
Jamie Long

Jamie Long

B.S. IN PUBLIC HEALTH
"I'll always remember the people I've met here at WVU. They really changed my life by being so supportive."
Krystal Capers

Krystal Capers

MPH in Epidemiology
"The community in the School of Public Health is very welcoming and encourages students to stay engaged throughout their educational journey."
Rachel Baker

Rachel Baker

B.S. in Public Health
"This career path has endless possibilities, and it's exciting to know that no matter what my interests are, I can find a way to incorporate that into my career in public health."
Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan

B.S. in Public Health
"WVU truly feels like home. It's a big university, but within the School of Public Health, you really feel like a family."
Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller

B.S. in Public Health
"There is only so much you can learn sitting at a desk, so get out and get some hands-on experience and find what you are passionate about!"
Melanie DaSilva

Melanie DaSilva

B.S. in Public Health
"I choose WVU for my public health education because of the exceptional staff and unlimited opportunities that come with a degree in public health."
Kyle Strother

Kyle Strother

MPH in Health Policy, Management and Leadership
"The sky is the limit. There are many opportunities available to me in several sectors with this degree."
Kelsey Jarrett

Kelsey Jarrett

B.S. in Public Health
"I chose WVU because it’s simply 'Almost Heaven.' The atmosphere of WVU and the unity of the student body made me feel as though this is the only place I was meant to be."
Kathryn Leeming Flack

Kathryn Leeming Flack

MPH
"I realized that my passion was not delivering care, but connecting the dots between those with great need and the providers."
Janelle Graves

Janelle Graves

"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."
Sarah Geiger

Sarah Geiger

PHD in Public Health Sciences
"Epidemiology can be a uniquely fulfilling option for those looking to combine interests in the hard sciences, analytics and social issues."
Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter

PhD in Epidemiology
"I came to WVU as an undergraduate because I was impressed with the programs offered in STEM. I stayed because of the Mountaineer community."
Kierra Mitchell

Kierra Mitchell

B.S. IN PUBLIC HEALTH
"What I like the most about the public health program is how willing everyone is to help you extend your experience by providing so many opportunities."
Corey Edmonds

Corey Edmonds

MPH IN SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
"The passion and dedication of the faculty, staff and students and the people of West Virginia has been unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been."
Alexa Harris

Alexa Harris

B.S. IN PUBLIC HEALTH
"WVU has a unique ability to blend scholarly activity and community outreach."
Fiona Galley

Fiona Galley

B.S. IN PUBLIC HEALTH
"As someone who had not previously been exposed to the field of public health, I was thrilled to discover a program at WVU that seemed to align with my interest."
Ksheeraja Sriram

Ksheeraja Sriram

B.S. IN PUBLIC HEALTH
"The public health program is incredibly welcoming and brimming with opportunity. No matter where your interests lie, you will find classmates who share your passions and professors who support you."
Raihan Khan

Raihan Khan

PhD in Public Health Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences
"Whatever your research interest is, from basic science to chronic disease, the School of Public Health can offer you the opportunity you are looking for."
Claire Boland

Claire Boland

B.S. IN PUBLIC HEALTH
"You should choose WVU to study public health because it was the best education I have ever received. WVU sets up each and every one of its students to succeed."