Involvement in APHA-SA: Campus Liaison Subcommittee Co-Chair (2012–Present), Membership Ambassador (2012-Present), Advancement Committee member (2012–Present)
School: Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Department: Department of Health Promotion and Education
Degree Program: DrPH in Preventive Care
Practice/Research Interests: Alleviating and increasing knowledge of preventive methods for health disparities, particularly obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, in underserved, at-risk populations; health policy; increasing access to adequate healthcare
Other Leadership Activities: Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Fall 2008–Present), Youth Advocate SafeSite (2012 – Present), APHA-SA Abstract Reviewer (2012–Present), Housing Representative for the Armstrong Tobacco Control Task Force (2011–2012), Public Health Representative for the Graduate Student Coordinating Council (2011–2012)
Plans after school: Upon completion of my DrPH in Preventive Care, I plan to start a post doctorate fellow to gain more hands on practical experience in my chosen field. My long tern goal is to own a clinic that not only treats individual patients but also promotes healthy behaviors in underserved communities.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: APHA-SA has been a great asset in my professional career. I have had the opportunity to network with many students who all share the same interest and passion to help others as I do. These experiences have proven to be invaluable. APHA-SA has greatly aided in uplifting my career and opened doors that I would not have been able to open on my own. I am always willing to talk to students who are ready to get involved with APHA-SA and take their professional career to the next level!