Public health gives young professionals, like myself, a chance to really understand what we can do to help make the world a healthier, safer place.
What is your hometown?
Harpers Ferry, WV
What is your current major?
B.S. in Public Health with an area of emphasis in Community and Population Health.
Why did you choose to study Public Health at WVU?
I chose to study Public Health at West Virginia University because I fell in love with the campus and because I believe that West Virginia can fight back and push through all of the disparities we may face with education, implementation, and prevention.
What does public health mean to you?
I believe public health gives individuals so many opportunities to influence communities, cities and nations from multiple perspectives. Public health gives young professionals, like myself, a chance to really understand what we can do to help make the world a healthier, safer place.
What are your plans upon the completion of your degree?
With this degree, I plan to become involved in health education and promotion. However, I also plan to go to graduate school to study Epidemiology.
Talk about your work as an AmeriCorps Vista.
I am currently working with WVU's Center for Service and Learning as an AmeriCorps VISTA. I promote collaboration between students and non-profit organizations to help them discover more positive outlooks on life and to utilize local resources.