School: University of New Mexico
Degree Program: BS, expected December 2006
Practice/Research Interests: Health Policy with Mental Health Disparities
Other Leadership Activities: AcademyHealth, New Mexico Public Health Association
Plans after school:
In the spring I will be graduating with a BS from the University of New Mexico. After that I plan to pursue a MPH with emphasis on Health Policy followed with an MD program.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA:
I first became involved in APHA-SA by joining the Programming Committee. I learned very quickly that all the members of APHA-SA are very passionate about increasing awareness of public health issues among their peers. This motivated me to become more involved within this organization and to help others learn from me. I feel like I have a very unique opportunity to be a part of such a dynamic group of students. It is my hope as the Programming Co-Chair to be able to provide leadership and motivation to other members. By doing this I want students to realize how important their role is in the Public Health field and how big of a difference they can make.