Master of Science in Public Health candidate
B.S. in Computational Mathematical Sciences, Arizona State University
B.A. in Anthropology, Arizona State University
MSPH in International Health in Health Systems, Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance
What are your career goals?
I would like to work with the development and management of health programs in complex humanitarian emergencies.
What sparked your interest in global health?
My interest in public health stemmed in part from my love of mathematics and anthropology, but mainly from my work with the refugee children in Phoenix and the women of Saidapet in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. One of my undergraduate professors, Dr. Daniel Hruschka, was also particularly influential in furthering my interest in public health.
How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?
As soon as I decided I wanted to focus my career on public health, and specifically to work with populations experiencing complex emergencies, I knew I would need much more education and experience before heading in to the field. Thanks to the Global Health Scholarship, I will be able to attend one of the best schools in the world for this training, which means that I will graduate with the skills I need to have a lasting, positive impact, not only through my individual efforts, but as part of the greater community united by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.
Who inspires you and why?
I think there are too many inspiring people to name just one. I rarely meet a person that has not done at least one thing that motivates and inspires me to do more. I have had the good fortune to travel extensively, and everywhere I go I find people doing amazing work to improve the health of their community. These people continue to influence and inspire my personal commitment to global health.