In one sentence, what is public health to you?
Public health to me is the goal of achieving a more healthy population, both nationally and internationally – through policy, research, and medicine.
What inspired you to study public health?
I was inspired to study public health because of my interests in medicine and its effects on society in general. I am passionate about social determinants of health and working to reduce disparities.
What has been the single most rewarding experience of your career/studies so far?
The single most rewarding experience of my studies so far has been the connections I have made with fellow students at Rollins. Everyone is so passionate about the fields they are in and it gives me hope that the future of public health is in great hands.
One piece of advice I wish someone had given me when I was starting out in public health is to not be afraid to broaden your horizons and become involved with classes and organizations that go beyond your particular field. There is so much out there.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that the public health field should be focusing on?
I think the biggest challenge that the public health field should be focusing on is disparities and lack of access to healthcare both in the United States and around the world.