Spotlights

October 20, 2014

Why did you choose to get your degree in public health?

The healthcare system will always need people who are educated and passionate. Healthcare is a strong passion of mine, and I am drawn to problem solving. I chose a degree in public health because I wanted to learn more about how policies bring about change and affect the system on a large scale.

Why did you choose your particular...

October 13, 2014

Tell us about yourself. I am a senior at UGA from St. Simon's Island, GA, and I am currently working on completing my B.S. in Microbiology in addition to my M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management with a Certificate in Global Health. On campus, I have been involved on the executive boards of Alpha Delta Pi, a Panhellenic sorority; UGA HEROs, a philanthropy that raises money for children in Georgia affected by HIV/AIDS; and...

October 6, 2014

When did you come to UGA and what brought you here?
Actually, my first ‘official’ visit to UGA was in the summer of 1958 when I played in the state Little League baseball tournament.  We stayed in Reed Hall.  I returned as a freshman in 1963 and lived in Reed Hall.  After graduating from UGA in 1967, we lived out of state for 30 years and I returned to work on my Doctorate in 2001.    

Where did...

September 22, 2014
Tell us about yourself.
 
I grew up in the mountains of Cleveland, Georgia--the birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids! While earning my BA in International Affairs at UGA, I spent my summers working with high schoolers in Matamoros, Mexico. Afterward, I interned for a year at the Wesley Foundation and began working part-time at the Sparrow's Nest, a local social service agency. I also got my EMT...
September 15, 2014
Tell us about yourself.
 
I am a Masters of Public Health student from Louisiana, and I was interested in Public Health when I took a course in undergrad at Xavier University that really made me want to know more about how population health works. I am now finishing my degree this semester with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. I hope to work in women's healthcare policy once...
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