APHA-SA Biosketch: Kimberly Rogers
Involvement in APHA-SA: Newsletter Sub-Committee Co-Chair (2008-Present)
School: University of South Florida College of Public Health
Major: Global Health Practice with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health
Degree Program: Master of Public Health
Practice/Research Interests: Migrant health within the United States, Maternal and Child Health (specifically prenatal care)
Other Leadership Activities: Student Fellow of the APHA-Maternal and Child Health Section (2007-Present), Co-President of the University of South Florida Public Health Student Association (2007-Present), Regional Officer of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (2003-2004)
Plans after Graduate Studies:
After I receive my MPH from the University of South Florida, I plan to pursue a career in public health practice, specifically working toward providing health education and access to disadvantaged populations such as undocumented workers and their families.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA:
Although I have only been a member of the APHA Student Assembly since May 2007, my experience with the organization extends back to 2006, when I attended the 2006 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Boston as a representative for my university. I initially was hesitant about joining APHA, as I feared it would be difficult for students to find a voice in such a large and far-reaching national organization. However, my doubts were soon quelled, as I was amazed at the energy, passion, and contributions that thousands of students made to the conference and the organization as a whole. From that point on, I vowed to continue my involvement with APHA-SA and uphold the organization’s mission and goals; this past year, I attended the annual meeting in Washington as a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Student Fellow, and am working with the MCH section during the year through participating in leadership development courses.
I am thrilled to receive the opportunity to represent APHA through co-chairing the Newsletter Sub-Committee, and look forward to serving and communicating with student members of APHA through the Student Assembly newsletter, News and Views. Please feel free to contact me with any of your questions and concerns, and I look forward to working with you all!