PhD, Health Behavior Health Promotion
"Don't be afraid to create opportunities for yourself. The road to success requires determination."
Riverside, CaliforniaPrior Degree(s):
BA, Public Health Policy, University of California, Irvine | MPH, Public Health Policy and Management, University of ArizonaBefore entering the program:
Working at the UA College of Medicine - PhoenixWhy did you choose public health?
I was introduced to public health in undergrad and fell in love with the field. I always knew I wanted to help others and make a difference. Public health gives me the opportunity to serve others at a community level. I am always learning something new and it never gets boring.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
MEZCOPH has a strong focus on serving disadvantaged communities and I was drawn to that. I always wanted to focus my career on the West/Southwest communities and there are many opportunities for that here. It also helps that faculty and staff are encouraging you along your journey.Public health interests:
Disease Prevention, Health Disparities, Health of Women, Children and Families, Health Promotion, Hispanic Health, Nutrition & Diet, Obesity, Planning and Evaluation, Public Health Policy, School Health, Tobacco and Substance AbuseInterests/hobbies outside of school:
hiking, exploring downtown, watching FRIENDS for the 100th time, enjoying sunsets, travelingTip for future students:
There is opportunity for growth everywhere you look. Don't doubt yourself and your capabilities because you have what it takes to make a difference.
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