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Tucson, AZPrior Degree(s):
BS Microbiology, MPH Epidemiology, both from the University of ArizonaBefore entering the program:
Prior to entering the PhD in Epidemiology program I was a research coordinator for the Epidemiology & Biostatistics department at MEZCOPH.Why did you choose public health?
I believe that public health is the best way to make the largest impact on the greatest amount of people.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
Tucson is my home! I had such a great education at MEZCOPH for my MPH and the faculty here are unparalleled. I stayed for the people and the growth I knew I could achieve here.Public health interests:
Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease, Public Health InformaticsDissertation:
I plan to study the impacts of extreme flooding events on the incidence of foodborne illness.Interests/hobbies outside of school:
Outside of school I like to sew sustainable clothing, perfect my pizza recipe, and run around with my dogs.Tip for future students:
If you are asked if you want to do something, and it's not a full-body "YES!" than it's probably a "No." Seek out opportunities within the college that will help advance your career and seem interesting, you never know what you'll fall in love with!
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