What advice would you give to a new student in the program?
Take as many opportunities as possible! Speak to professors and second year students about what their interests are, and what projects they have worked on. Be a sponge in your MPH experience, and try to become as well rounded as you can. Get involved with OPHSA's various initiatives, and give back to the community, while at the same time putting into action your public health knowledge and skills.
What do you enjoy most about the program?
My favorite part of the MPH program is the camaraderie. I love that we all work together as a team, and that we are all there for each other. I have been an active OPHSA participant since I began the program. My best memories have to be at various OPHSA events, from doing the American Heart Association walk together, to helping decorate at the Goldsteen's Holiday Party. It has also been great to get involved in various community health projects with professors and OPHSA. A few of us helped Dr. Hammock with one of her projects in Brentwood. It was really interesting to go door to door administering a survey mirroring the methods we were learning in class.