MPH, Epidemiology, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
The most amazing experience for me thus far has been furthering my education at the same school and university where I discovered my passion for public health. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity where I am learning and collaborating with mentors that that have largely helped shape who I am, and who I will become. This greater feeling that as I continue to pave my way, I am not only making a change in public health, but also able to give back to a place and people who have monumentally impacted my life.
Public health is currently stuck in a modern crisis with changes in current healthcare and medical initiatives. There needs to be an emphasis on a cohesive, multi-faceted partnership between public health and medical fields to focus on issues of health disparities, prevention, quality care and access and increased health status. Shifting from a reactive, to a proactive nation to improve population health and potentially impact the consequences of entering a post-modern medical era that have already begun to emerge.