APHA-SA: Biosketch Jennifer Cole
Involvement in APHA-SA: Advancement Committee Co-Chair (2012-Present)
School: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Department: Behavioral and Community Health
Degree Program: MPH in Behavioral and Community Health
Practice/Research Interests: Health care disparities amongst persons in the African Diaspora and Latin America, international health, HIV/AIDS, STIs, and reproductive health.
Other Leadership Activities: Public Health Student Association-UNTHSC (2012-Present)
Plans after school: After graduation I would like to pursue career within the federal government or a non governmental organization working abroad. Perhaps after a few years of practical learning and applying skills developed during my MPH program I will pursue a doctoral degree to hopefully one day teach.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: Upon beginning the MPH program I had been informed about APHA and the Annual Meeting through a friend. She encouraged me to look into APHA and try to save money to attend a meeting. I attended the 2012 Annual Meeting as a first semester MPH student and at first it was very overwhelming and beautiful at the same time. There were so many interesting and different faucets of public health that I was introduced to. I had the opportunity to meet and network with many students and professionals that I shared common public health interest with or those that have educated and enlightened me on new issues. I feel that being apart of APHA will give you an holistic public health student experience that you wouldn’t other wise get by just sitting in a classroom alone. I am excited to be apart of the Student Assembly and grow and learn much about APHA and what it can offer to students such as myself.
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Last Update 01/04/2011