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Samantha Slack

Samantha Slack

MPH Health Services Administration

“MEZCOPH provides its students with unique opportunities to serve their community and a campus where study groups can be held outdoors nearly year round, and full access to Maria’s tamales on Fridays (ask for the Salsa Verde).”

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    Tucson, Arizona

    Prior Degree(s):

    BS Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

    Before entering the program:

    After graduation, I continued my education as a non-degree seeking student while preparing to take the GRE. During that time I worked at the UA Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource which is where I completed my undergraduate internship and where I am happy to continue to work today.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I am eager to educate our community and its stakeholders about the importance of an equitable, sustainable, and healthy way of life.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    MEZCOPH has presented me with endless opportunities to grow as a student, a researcher, and as a leader. The MEZCOPH faculty and staff have always encouraged me to explore new possibilities in the field of public health and support innovation to further impact our communities.

    Public health interests:

    Program and lifestyle intervention design, study coordination, and healthcare policy.

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    I love my pups, that is my most rewarding interest. I enjoy cycling and time outdoors from around October to May. In the other months, I enjoy traveling someplace cooler and watching movies indoors.

    Tip for future students:

    Foster relationships with your peers; chances are you will be in a group together at some point. The more support you have within your cohort, the more successful you will be as an individual and as a teammate. And another tip: be sure to get a sunshade for your car!

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