APHA-SA Amy Edmonds


Involvement in APHA-SA: NPHW Sub-Committee Co-Chair (2012


School: University of California, Berkeley

Department: Public Health, Public Policy

Degree Program: B.S. Public Health, B.S. Conservation and

Resource Studies, Minor in Public Policy

Practice/Research Interests: Nutrition policy, health

education, food systems policy, food justice 

Other Leadership Activities: Vice President of Cal Rotaract Club
(2011-2012), International Committee Co-Chair of Cal Rotaract

Club (2010-2011)

Plans after school: Upon completion of my B.S. in Public Health,

Conservation and Resource Studies, and Public Policy minor, I

aspire to enter a MPH and MPP program in Nutrition Policy. I

would like to continue to develop my experience in advocacy,

policy, and education.

Personal Statement about APHA-SA: Through the UC Berkeley

School of Public Health and the Center for Weight and Health, I

learned of a scholarship opportunity with the California Public

Health Association-North to gain student membership and

attend the APHA conference held in San Francisco. As a member

of the Student Assembly, I was thrilled by the scope of

involvement opportunities through APHA-SA. A student

passionate about promoting volunteerism on campus and health

education in her community, I applied for the position of

National Public Health Week Sub-Committee Co-Chair because of

my desire to help students throughout the nation become

advocates for Public Health as a part of National Public Health

Week. I am continually astounded by the influence of student

efforts and their ability to build movements to educate their

peers and strengthen their communities. Students are in a

unique position to spread the message of public health to future

generations of professionals in all fields. I look forward to

seeing how students will lead, innovate, and inspire this

National Public Health Week! 


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