William McGonigle

Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate Ambassador, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (BSEH)

William McGonigle is a third year Environmental Health Science Major from Woodstock, GA. William states his favorite aspect of the major is how he can learn about different health patterns and problems throughout the world and how this knowledge will help him in his future prospective career as a physician. He credits the knowledge and friendliness of the College of Public Health faculty in shaping his undergraduate path. He currently works with Dr. Jose Cordero and Ms. Jacinta Smith in researching the impact of rapid screening tests, specifically focusing on the Dengue Fever.

William also credits the wide applicability of the college in facilitating his further interests and extracurriculars. Thus far in his collegiate career, he has obtained his EMT-B license, pursued neuroscience research with Dr. Lawrence Sweet, and assisted Dr. John Drake of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases in estimating effectiveness of social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently serves as an Honors Teaching Assistant for the UGA Honors Program and as the Recruitment Chair for the MEDLIFE at UGA chapter.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • 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.