MPH, Health Behavior Health Promotion / MA Latin American Studies
"I have been fortunate to meet and connect with students and faculty that have partnerships with the Tucson and the Nogales community. Through their work and partnership engagement, they have taught me that the work that I am passionate about, matters! I recommend MEZCOPH to other students because there are individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the underserved communities of Tucson an all-around."
Rioverde, San Luis Potosí, MéxicoPrior Degree(s):
B.A. University of Kansas, in Latin American & Caribbean Studies (Honors)Before entering the program:
I was an undergraduate research assistant for the Center for American Indian Studies at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.Why did you choose public health?
Personal and educational experiences led me to public health. I was interested in learning more about community-focused research, promoting healthy living, and serving underserved communities.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
I choose MEZCOPH because I believed that my research interests and goals were going to be met at this institution. The intense community-based research that continues to happen at the University of Arizona made me chose MEZCOPH.Public health interests:
Behavioral Health, Border Health, Diabetes, Global Health, Health Disparities, Health of Women, Children and Families, Health Promotion, Hispanic Health, Native American Health, Obesity, Planning and Evaluation, Rural Health,School HealthInternship:
Northern Arizona Area Health Education Center in Flagstaff, Arizona.Interests/hobbies outside of school:
I like to volunteer with the Mobile Health Unit because it gives me an opportunity to get to know the Tucson community. I also attend events that are hosted by the Guerrero Center, the Center for Latin American Studies, and MEZCOPH. I enjoy walking, exploring, and hiking.Tip for future students:
I encourage future students to take advantage of the opportunities offered by MEZCOPH. Fully immerse yourself in this program and be open-minded to also get involved outside of MEZCOPH through volunteer work.
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