Educational background: B.A. in Biology, Minor in Graphic Design, Women’s Leadership Certificate from Chatham University
What is your title and role at your host site?
Health Educator/Youth Engagement Program Coordinator at UPMC Children’s Department of Adolescent Medicine
Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I want to dedicate my career within the public health field towards alleviating healthcare disparities. I know that a year of service will provide me with the opportunity to help others within the Pittsburgh community that I am proud to call my new home.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I want to better understand the healthcare needs of marginalized populations within the Pittsburgh community and apply this knowledge in my future career. I believe that this year of service will also help me appreciate the public health field and all it has to offer.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I plan on attending graduate school to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a focus on Epidemiology.
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I plan on being an Epidemiologist working within the public health field and continuing my education for a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Epidemiology. I am interested in pursuing a career in public health policy.