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."
Allie Tolbert

Allie Tolbert

B.S. in Public Health
"Public health means the promotion of health for the population as a whole — dealing with prevention of disease, environmental hazards, healthy workplaces and controlling infectious diseases."
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."
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."
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."
Natalie Mafield

Natalie Mafield

B.S. in Public Health
"Public health is so diverse – there is something for everyone."
Jessica Gill

Jessica Gill

B.S. in Public Health
"With Public Health, anything is possible. Students can tailor their plan of study to what they are passionate about, which makes the program exciting and fun."
Rana Radwan

Rana Radwan

MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
"My internship at NIOSH/CDC here in Morgantown was one of the best learning experiences I could have."
Lauren Ferrell

Lauren Ferrell

MPH in Health Policy, Management and Leadership
"WVU and the School of Public Health have so many opportunities to grow in your career and personal life."
Erin Nelson

Erin Nelson

B.S. in Public Health
"Public health offers the platform to pursue health from every angle."
Hanna Davis

Hanna Davis

MPH in Epidemiology
"This place truly feels like home. Everyone is always eager to help, and the faculty wants to see students achieve their goals."
Kylie Lawhorne

Kylie Lawhorne

B.S. in Public Health
"The professors in the WVU School of Public Health all have a passion for what they do and for public health and it makes it so much easier to learn in an environment like that."
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."
Brittany Irick

Brittany Irick

MPH in Epidemiology
"The best thing about the Public Health program was the experiences offered to me."
Phat Huynh

Phat Huynh

MPH in Epidemiology
"Public health is a basic human right that everyone deserves."
Gabi Henry

Gabi Henry

MPH in Epidemiology
"Looking back, I am grateful I chose WVU because I would not have had access to certain opportunities anywhere else."
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."
Connor Levy

Connor Levy

MPH in Biostatistics
"Public health means ensuring everyone has the chance to live healthily."