Undergraduate Ambassador, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (BSEH)
My name is Caroline Lindsey and I am from Douglas, Georgia. I am a third-year Environmental Health Science major on the Advanced Science Practitioner Track, so my goal is to attend medical school to become a physician and earn my Master’s in Public Health. I am also pursuing minors in Spanish and Biology. Coming to UGA, I would not have considered myself an environmentalist and I definitely did not expect myself to major in something so far out of my comfort zone, but I quickly realized that being in the College of Public Health and studying Environmental Health was exactly where I needed to be. I am able to take classes I’m excited about through both my major and minors like Epidemiology, Environmental Toxicology, and Medical Spanish. I wanted to be a College of Public Health Student Ambassador so that I could help other students find a major they are passionate about, even if it’s one they never thought they would pursue. I am also part of an epidemiological research group that is analyzing the effects of natural disasters on access to contraception, so I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learned in my public health classes to real data and use this data to make a difference.