APHA-SA Biosketch: Shanna Livermore
APHA-SA: Biosketch Shanna Livermore
Involvement in APHA-SA: Mentoring Committee Chair-Elect, Student Assembly (2012-2013)
School: Claremont Graduate University
Department: Community and Global Health
Degree Program: MPH in Global Health Program Evaluation
Practice/Research Interests: International health, Infectious diseases (HIV), and Mental health
Other Leadership Activities: Secretary, Graduate Student Council of Claremont Graduate University (2008-2009); President, Graduate Student Council of Claremont Graduate University (2009-2010); President, Wellness Club of Claremont Graduate University (2011-2012); President, Zero Waste Club of Claremont Graduate University (2009-2012); President, Herbivores Club of Claremont Graduate University (2009-2012)
Plans after school: Upon completion of my MPH in Global Health Program Evaluation, I plan to enter a doctorate program in Global Health, as well as continue my career in HIV and mental health prevention and early intervention. I also wish to gain practical, hands on public health experience in an international setting via USAID, WHO or CARE International.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: After many years as a professional member of APHA, I returned to school to achieve my Masters degree and was excited to have a chance to be a part of the Student Assembly. I derive great enjoyment from coordinating complex projects and throughout my professional and academic careers I have served in a variety of leadership roles. These experiences have helped me refine skills such as facilitation, bringing energy and creativity into a group and fostering a team-oriented environment. During the 2010 – 2011 academic year, I was fortunate to co-chair my graduate school’s peer mentoring program, which connected senior students to incoming students. Having an academic mentor is crucial to success. My co-chair and I breathed new life into the program by streamlining the application process, creating a database to track mentor/protégé relationships and developing ways to engage the group. For instance, the introductory session was set up as a speed dating game to allow students to interact with prospective mentors and foster transdisciplinary relationships. I am anxious to be able to apply these skills to a group of students who are motivated leaders dedicated to public health practice. I it is an honor to serve as Co-Chair of them Mentoring Committee.
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