Undergraduate Ambassador, Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion (BSHP)
Before coming to college, I knew that I was interested in multiple subject areas, but I was not sure how to combine them into a career that was suitable for my personality and my goals. I find that public health is a great combination of research and human interaction, and most importantly, provides great opportunities to make a positive difference. I am particularly interested in combating social, racial, and health inequities by creating programs and developing initiatives to provide more effective healthcare for all citizens.
After spending a semester in Washington, DC, interning for a government relations consulting firm, I knew that I wanted to focus more on the policy side of health. Upon receiving my degree in Health Promotion with a minor in Public Policy and Management, I plan to start working as a healthcare analyst for a consulting firm, and obtain my Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Health Policy and Management.
On campus, I am a student assistant at the The University of Georgia Center for Family Research where I assist with the Strong African-American Families project (SAAF), an executive board member of The University of Georgia Chapter of the NAACP, and a Clarke County mentor for a third grade student. If I could give one piece of advice, I would say, don’t be afraid to take an opportunity that interests you, even if it doesn’t align perfectly with your major or career goals. Variety is a good thing, and makes you stand out among a sea of similar degrees!