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Krista Romero-Cardenas

Krista Romero-Cardenas

MPH Public Health Policy & Management

“The College of Public Health has created an environment where I can challenge myself to listen intently, think openly, debate intelligently, and care endlessly. The college has many activities, committees, clubs and internships for all disciplines of Public Health. Most importantly, everyone is passionate about Public Health and helping others.”

  • Hometown:

    Tucson, AZ

    Prior Degree(s):

    BA Political Science, BA French, Minor in Spanish – Northern Arizona University

    Before entering the program:

    Before starting the MPH program, I worked for Technetics Group, an ENPRO Company, as a US Industrial Market Manager overseeing a budget of $32 million.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I am inspired by the work that MPH professionals do and I see that there is a large gap between business and public health practices. I believe we need more hybrids within both realms that can advocate at a local and federal level for human and health rights for people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I was proud of previous work that graduates that have accomplished coming out of MEZCOPH. This degree is interdisciplinary. Tucson is only 45 minutes away from Mexico which makes the University of Arizona an incredibly diverse and intriguing location for public health.

    Public health interests:

    My interests include youth advocacy, environmental policy, agriculture, and food justice.


    To be determined.

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Soccer, hiking, gardening, languages, public speaking, and world traveling.

    Tip for future students:

    Challenge yourself to listen intently, think openly, debate intelligently, and care endlessly. Take this opportunity to develop relationships with your interdisciplinary colleagues and faculty, they will add to your MPH experience.

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