Whitney Makokha

Undergraduate Ambassador, Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion (BSHP)

My name is Whitney Makokha, and I am from Tucker, Georgia.  I am a third-year Health Promotion major pursuing a minor in Global Health and a certificate in African Studies. I am also studying on the Pre-Med track and hope to attend medical school and obtain a masters in epidemiology. At a young age, I had an interest in illnesses, infections, disorders, and disabilities. For this reason, the current career goal I envision for myself is an Infectious/Genetic Disease Specialist with a global emphasis.

I would like to begin my career by being stationed in East Africa to conduct primary research on Malaria, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that dominate the region. I would like to help prevent acquiring these diseases by providing healthy practices that prevent the spread of infections and illnesses. As a Health Promotion student, I have the resources to pursue my passion for health. Thanks to the college, I am able to acquire the knowledge necessary in my desired area of study.

  • Roles and Responsiblities
    • New student recruitment, presentations, and serving as one of several spokespersons for a specific academic department with the College.
    • Participating in CPH lecture series, student welcome socials, graduation, and other programs during the academic year.
    • Participation in college-related programs with alumni.
    • Refine presentation skills
    • Increase leadership potential
    • Develop a strong professional network of students, faculty, alumni, and professionals in public health science fields
    • Work with other ambassadors on a specific project to benefit the College of Public Health