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Amanda Kendall

Amanda Kendall

MPH Epidemiology

“MEZCOPH is a school that consists of so many backgrounds and skill sets, you are bound to find your niche here.”

  • Hometown:

    Columbus, Ohio

    Prior Degree(s):

    BS Biology, The Ohio State University

    Before entering the program:

    I was in the Peace Corps in Tanzania and then I was a seasonal Park Ranger for the National Park Service in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I chose public health because I believe it is a very relevant field which can have huge impacts in improving the livelihood of individuals and communities at large.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I chose MEZCOPH because I believe that it had great opportunities for me to tie my background in with my courses in my major. I also found that the staff and faculty were very responsive and were eager to help in any way during my application, admission, and ongoing academic processes.

    Public health interests:

    Infectious Disease Surveillance and Investigation in a global context


    Researching Gender Roles in Malaria Vector Control in Urban and Rural Kenya

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Hiking, camping, art, music, travel

    Tip for future students:

    Spend as much time networking as studying!

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