APHA-SA: Biosketch Amanda Wendt

Amanda Wendt

Involvement in APHA-SA: Mentoring Committee Co-Chair (2012-Present)

School: Emory University

Department: Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Degree Program: PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences

Practice/Research Interests: International health, maternal and child health, micronutrient deficiencies, program evaluation

Other Leadership Activities: Student representative on the Global Nutrition Council Governing Committee (2012-Present), Graduate student representative on Emory University Senate (2012-Present), Program representative on GIVE (GDBBS Involved in Volunteerism at Emory) (2010-Present)

Plans after school:

Upon graduation, I hope to continue my work in international health and nutrition disparities in developing countries via a post-doctoral position or work in a government or non-government organization.

Personal Statement about APHA-SA:

Coming back from a year of dissertation field work, I was excited to get more involved in leadership roles especially in public health. I thought working with the student assembly would be the perfect way to learn more about APHA, network with students in my field, and make a positive impact in the support provided by APHA through the National Mentoring Program. So far, I have had a great experience and have enjoyed the work and collaboration with other members of the student assembly. This was my first experience on the student assembly and the students and staff involved have been very enthusiastic and supportive. For anyone interested regardless of experience, we have many opportunities for positions on committees or as co-chairs. Join today and get involved!

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Last Update 11/30/2013