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Cristina Castellanos

  • Cristina Castellanos

    Major: Public Health / Minor: Nutritional Science


    Tucson, Arizona

    Majors / Minors:

    Major: Public Health / Minor: Nutritional Science

    Why choose the UA / What’s awesome about the UA:

    I was born and raised in Tucson, and I have come to known the U of A as my home so I always thought of myself as a wildcat from the start. Once I started to apply for colleges, I felt as if the U of A was the best option as they always provide a sense of community among students and faculty where I have gotten to know new people and have connections to the people I knew before.

    Why did you choose public health?

    I love the versatility of public health and how it allows for you to choose what path you want to take in health. I was passionate about wanting to go into health care and clinical practice, but I was worried that I would end up not liking the major I wanted or not being able to get the major I wanted. With public health, I was able to explore the many ways I can become involved in health and learn how multidisciplinary it was in case I wanted to focus on a different perspective of health.

    What are your career goals:

    I want to be involved with nutrition with a public health perspective where I can get involved in education on dietary choices and assessment of food security in areas where access to fresh foods are limited.

    Fun Fact about you (hobbies, trivia, etc.):

    When I was 16,My high school choir and I was in a professional choir in Greece for two weeks in the summer. We worked alongside professional opera singers and conductors from Carnegie Hall at a festival called the Festival of the Aegean.

    One piece of advice for incoming students (transfer and freshmen):

    My advice would be to get organized because while college is fun and has good memories, it can be overwhelming at times. So, create a structure that works for you to stay on top of stuff with minimal stress.

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