"MEZCOPH has fostered an environment that allows students to follow their passion and work independently, while simultaneously providing an immense amount of support and encouragement. I am grateful to have found a second home here at MEZCOPH."
Kingman, ArizonaPrior Degree(s):
BS Physiology and BS Psychology at University of Arizona, MPH Epidemiology at University of ArizonaBefore entering the program:
Prior to entering this program, I acted as the Adjunct Lecturer for an undergraduate public health course, HPS 306: Drugs and Society. I was also a Senior Instructional Specialist at the Western Region Public Health Training Center.Why did you choose public health?
Public health allows me to work directly with the communities I am a part of and helps me make a positive, tangible difference. Public health is the perfect integration of my interests, including health science, policy, harm reduction, and preventative care. My passion for public health has only intensified since joining MEZCOPH and taking part in various clubs and public health programs.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
MEZCOPH has fostered an environment that allows students to follow their passion and work independently, while simultaneously providing an immense amount of support and encouragement. The faculty and administration in this college provides an educational experience that goes beyond textbook learning. I am fortunate to have access to amazing faculty who genuinely care about student success. I chose MEZCOPH for my graduate education because this community allows me to thrive and provides a quality education and experience.Public health interests:
Infectious disease epidemiology, harm reduction, health disparities, and women’s health.Internship:
Infection Prevention and Control at Kaiser Permanente in Seattle, WAInterests/hobbies outside of school:
Cooking (and eating!!), hanging out with my siblings, readingTip for future students:
Don’t be shy! Get to know your professors and classmates. I have met so many wonderful and exceptional people and am lucky to have such a strong support system.