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.