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Genesis Buckhalter-Horne

Genesis Buckhalter-Horne

MPH, Health Behavior Health Promotion

"Perfection is a ladder you will never reach the top of. Every time you think you've reached the top... somebody adds five more rungs. YOU are the only person who will never let you down, hold onto that."

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    Cibolo, TX

    Prior Degree(s):

    University of Arizona - BS Public Health with an emphasis in Health Systems Theory and Practice

    Before entering the program:

    Prior to the MPH, I was an undergraduate student in MEZCOPH. I was also the Health Education Intern at Edge High School and working as a Writing and Language tutor at C.A.T.S. Academics.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I always say that I didn't choose public health, it chose me. In all honesty, Dr. David Garcia is singlehandedly responsible for me staying in the pre-public health major and pursuing a career in public health. I took his HPS 178 in Spring 2018 and never looked back.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    MEZCOPH is committed to the Tucson, Arizona and Southwest communities. It was really special to me that the work done is really work from the heart.

    Public health interests:

    Health Disparities, Health of Women, Children and Families, Health Promotion, Injury Prevention, Planning and Evaluation, Public Health Policy


    I completed my internship at Vitalyst Health Foundation doing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Data Analysis.

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Pure Barre, F45, and all things health and fitness! My dog, Ben. Being a foster momma to tiny humans. Slowness and simple joys.

    Tip for future students:

    Be intentional about building relationships with your peers and professors. Go to office hours, as much as possible, even if you don't have questions (professors notice who is a regular and engaged attendee). ALWAYS take the help professors are offering, even if you feel like you won't need it.

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