Educational background: Bachelors of Science at University of Pittsburgh
What is your title and role at your host site?
Outreach Coordinator/Volunteer Supervisor
Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined National Health Corps as a way to combine my love of volunteering and my interest of the public health field in a way that would benefit the community and make a difference in people’s lives.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I am hoping to gain a more practical knowledge and understanding of the various facets of the public health field and its applications at both the individual level and community level
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
After Americorps, I hope to go back to school and complete a Masters in Public Health while continuing to gain experience volunteering within the public health field and involving myself in the community.
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
In five years I envision myself working for a governmental agency such as the CDC or a local health department working to ensure that public health measures are enacted in communities as a way to both prevent disease and increase people’s general wellbeing.