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Brittany Nigon

Brittany Nigon

MPH Family & Child Health, Maternal & Child Health

“One of the things I love most about being a student here is what I learn from my classmates. The discussions we have in and out of class about our passions, interests, experiences, and opinions challenge me in the best way possible.”

  • Hometown:

    Greenwood, WI

    Prior Degree(s):

    : BS Spanish, Psychology Minor, Health Sciences Concentration from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

    Before entering the program:

    Prior to enrolling in the MPH program, I was teaching sex education with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

    Why did you choose public health?

    Public health is a field full of diverse people and exciting opportunities that combines many things I am passionate about: social justice, equality, primary prevention, health education, and so much more.

    Why did you choose MEZCOPH?

    I chose to be here for the service learning opportunities and community immersion at the core of the MEZCOPH experience. Speaking Spanish and learning alongside other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are strong bonuses.

    Public health interests:

    Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health, Women’s Health, and International Development.

    Internship:

    Measuring student perceptions of a sexual violence prevention bystander intervention program in alcohol-serving establishments near college campuses.

    Interests/hobbies outside of school:

    Adventures. Whether they are in the kitchen, on my bike, or somewhere in the desert, I like adventures. I also enjoy travel, yoga, distance running, and working on that Arizona bucket list.

    Tip for future students:

    1) Everyone here has something to offer. Don’t be afraid to share what you know and explore the connections you are able to make. You never know when you’ll find opportunities, new interests, or a little bit of inspiration. 2) Take breaks. The sunsets here are too good to miss and the weather is too nice to stay inside all day.

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