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Lidi Esquivel

Lidi Esquivel

B.S. in Public Health, minor in Spanish

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

My four years of high I dedicated many hours of community service working with the Public Health team in the Mariposa Community Health center. I went through a training where I became certified as a teen health facilitator. Seeing how my supervisor engaged in so many activities convinced me that Public Health is a very broad field where I could easily find what I am best at doing. The college of Public health is absolutely amazing, any student coming in from a different health career is sure to find a new career through public health.

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

It is because of the many scholarships that the UA offers to first generation and minority students that I was able to come here. The UA definitely strives towards giving as many opportunities possible to underrepresented minority students that is why I love this university so much.

Sean Gularek

Sean Gularek

B.S. in Public Health, minor in Nutritional Sciences

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I chose public health for the versatility. Being a freshman, I did not know what to do and I found public health and it was the perfect fit!

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

I chose the University of Arizona because of the great science programs they offer. I also love the strong Wildcat spirit and college community aspect. It was nice to experience moving from a big city to a smaller college town.

Emily Judson

Emily Judson

B.S. in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

Public health is so cool because it allows a broader view of health. I really enjoy the prevention aspect as well as promotion of health behaviors.

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

The University of Arizona is awesome because there are so many opportunities available and most majors (public health included) allow field experience.

Erin Kenney

Erin Kenney

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

Public Health offers so many unique and different career opportunities that can have a positive impact on individuals in a community. I chose Public Health because the professors and other students in classes are all dedicated to a positive learning experience. 

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

University of Arizona is a place where everybody has somebody. Everyone is so welcoming and there are so many ways to get involved on campus to enjoy the full college experience. 

Lexi Lopez

Lexi Lopez

B.S. in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I picked Public health as my major because it gives you so many opportunities to do many different things post graduation.

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

I choose the U of A because I wanted to expand my horizons and meet new people in a new location. U of A is well known for their medical programs.

Courtney Petagna

Courtney Petagna

B.S. in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I chose public health because it is so broad and you can do what you want to!

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

I chose the University of Arizona because of the enormous school spirit and pride. Bear Down!

Diana Pham

Diana Pham

B.S. in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I love that public health gives you so many options to choose from. I can do nursing, medical school, PA school, or anything else. I'm particularly looking at Pharmacy school and I love that I have a public health background for health promotion and prevention of disease!

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

I have lived in Tucson my whole life and the University of Arizona is literally 10 minutes away. The proximity to home and the good price of in-state tuition were my biggest draws!

Ellie Spilker

Ellie Spilker

B.S. in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

Public Health is a great option for those who are unsure of a health profession or health field they want to pursue. The major is broad so you'll find something you are passionate about.

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

The UA is a great, well-rounded school that has something for everyone. There are so many opportunities to get involved, not to mention great school spirit.

Nataniel Tsai

Nataniel Tsai

4th year double major in Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Spanish

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I love the interdisciplinary approach to public health and working with a diverse group of people to try and improve health at a population level.

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

I love how connected the UA is to the community of Tucson and how it strives to help those in need.

Annika Vaughn

Annika Vaughn

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I chose Public Health because I wanted to pursue a health-related career. Additionally, I was drawn to this major because, besides the necessary science course requirements, Public Health also encompasses classes that help future health professionals understand people from a holistic view. This addition to the curriculum helps create a more well-rounded, well-prepared, and well-adapted future health worker. 

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

I chose UA because of the year-round warm weather and its close proximity to home. 

Hollie Watson

Hollie Watson

B.S. in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I chose public health because it encompasses so many different fields and focuses on prevention of diseases.

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

I chose the UA because there are many opportunities to do things and everyone is so nice here.

Katherine Welchlin

Katherine Welchlin

B.S. in Public Health, minor in Spanish

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

You can really make a difference in the lives of others while combining that with an interest in healthcare.

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

The University of Arizona is just a great place to find who you are in a safe and welcoming environment.

Aaron Yoder

Aaron Yoder

B.S. in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I chose public health because I think prevention is extremely valuable and I like how public health focuses on communities and populations.

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

I chose the University of Arizona because of the beautiful campus and the vibrant Tucson culture!

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Jamaica Dillard

Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

Public Health is a broad field to be in, so it's a good stepping stone for a wide variety of careers in the health field. 

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

The University of Arizona has an awesome and diverse environment to learn in and many of the teachers go out of their way to help you find what you want to do in life and how to get there.

Emily Bateman

Emily Bateman

BS in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

Public Health is awesome because students can choose their own paths within the major. Each student wants to do something different with Public Health and I love that. I chose Public Health because it has allowed me to explore the different aspects of healthcare.

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

I chose the UA because of the endless opportunities the university offers to its students. 

Priscilla Nguyen

Priscilla Nguyen

BS in Public Health and Global Studies with an emphasis in Global Health and Development

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

Public health is an amazing major because it has the faculty and professors that want to see you succeed and the content that you learn can be applied to any field!

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

University of Arizona is a beautiful place to further your academic career. Not only is the campus beautiful, there are so many students that it is inevitable to find a group of friends who have similar interests. Watching students and the community get together for sporting events or events on the UA mall, there is a sense of belonging that you are a part of something bigger. 

Claire Salanski

Claire Salanski

BS in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

I chose Public Health because there is a vast number of career paths that could be achieved with this major and I have the opportunity to choose between a variety of classes based on my interests. The students, faculty, and staff involved in Public Health are very compassionate and they all want to see each other succeed.

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

After visiting the University of Arizona, I fell in love with the campus and atmosphere. It's not too close but not too far from home, so it is a perfect location for me!

Mckenzie Wetherholt

Mckenzie Wetherholt

BS in Public Health

Why choose public health/What’s awesome about Public Health?

Public Health is a great major to choose, because you learn so much about the communities and ways that we can help them. 

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

The UA is amazing because there are so many programs that this school offers and so many ways to get involved.

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