APHA-SA: Biosketch Melissa Bonnel
Membership Co-Chair (2012-2013)
Involvement in APHA-SA:
School: San Jose State University
Department: Health Science & Recreation
Degree Program: B.S Health Science, Minor Legal Studies
Practice/Research Interests: Health care disparities, health policy, international health, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, community health
Other Leadership Activities: Participant in 2012 Leadership Institute at Community Health Partnership in Santa Clara, CA
Plans after school: Upon completion of my Bachelor’s in Health Science, I hope to work in either a county public health department, hospital, or community health clinic. After gaining some experience, I aim to receive my MPH and potentially attend law school in the future.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: I was first exposed to APHA during my time at San Jose State from our department chair and professor, Dr. Kathleen Roe. After she mentioned it, I looked into it, but it took some time for me to sign up. After some time of thought, I signed up and I don’t regret it all! As a student, I was automatically registered as a member of the APHA Student Assembly and began getting emails to get involved. When I saw the opening for the membership co-chair, I was thrilled because I love working with people and I would finally get to be more involved in the public health world. The APHA-SA allows students from all over the county to work together and share which is fascinating, and wonderful. The amount of opportunities that exist for individuals to get involved is brilliant. I am so thrilled to be a part of this organization and cannot wait to work on the board with my peers, all across the country.
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Last Update 04/12/2013