Master of Health Science in Public Health degree candidate Environmental Health
Bachelor of Science, Johns Hopkins University
Majors: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Master of Health Science in Environmental Health Sciences
What are your career goals?
This question has always stumped me and I always envy those that can come up with a direct, straightforward answer. At this point in my life, my career goals are not set and I am constantly looking for the direction in which my life should go. For now, I hope to help people in the developing world implement more sustainable lifestyles that will allow them and their local community to live in greater peace with the planet and their health.
What sparked your interest in global health?
Health has always been a fundamental passion of mine, but it was not until I went abroad in the Fall of 2012 that I realized that Public Health would be the perfect outlet for my interests. As I traveled to India, China, and South Africa, I began to realize how much improper health conditions adversely affect people's lives. After returning from my trip, I knew that I must find a way to improve the lives of these people I had become connected with and from there chose Public Health.
How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?
I could not be more excited to engage with the faculty of the Center for Global Health as well as my fellow Global Health Scholars. I feel like I have much to learn from everyone and that each of them will help me decide what course of action to pursue and how I can best use my skills to impact Public Health on a global scale.
Who inspires you and why?
I know it may come as an overwhelming cliche, but my mother has been my ultimate source of inspiration in my life. She has taught me to be compassionate and to always strive to help anyone in need, no matter how difficult the goals are. Because of my mother, I feel like a day is wasted when I have not done something to assist someone else.