Involvement in APHA-SA: Immediate Past-chair (2013-Present), Chair (2012-2013), Chair-Elect (2011-2012), Membership Committee Co-Chair (2010-2011)
School: Claremont Graduate University
Department: School of Community & Global Health
Degree Program: MPH in health promotion, education & evaluation, 2011; PhD May 2014 in health promotion
Practice/Research Interests: HIV/AIDS prevention and education, substance abuse and HIV risk, global HIV risk in Africa, Russia, and Southeast Asia, particularly childhood sexual abuse and intimate partner violence survivors' and their risk for HIV.
Other Leadership Activities: Representative for the MPH Continuing Education Committee, Fulbright-Fogarty Fellow at the Center for AIDS Programme of Research in South AFrica.
Plans after school: Upon completion of my PhD in global health, I aspire to work for an international company conducting research, developing, and implementing HIV interventions on a global level. After gaining considerable experience, I hope to open my own research firm where I will continue to develop and implement HIV interventions in various countries.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: APHA-SA is a wonderful organization where students have a very loud voice. There are not many organizations like this, and I am proud to be a part of this one. It is exciting serving with students from all different educational backgrounds from all across the country. There are so many ways to get involved with APHA-SA such as serving on our board, volunteering on one of our committees, serving as a Campus Liaison, Section Liaison, Affiliate Liaison, or Membership Ambassador, as an editorial intern, reviewing abstracts for next year's Annual Meeting, serving and assist in organizing events for next year's Annual Meeting. There are so many opportunities for students in APHA and I encourage each and every one of you to reach out, take a chance, and get involved because it can only help you with your future in public health.Email Liesl.
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