Public health is all about health equity and creating a world in which all persons can live active, healthy, and whole lives.
I was inspired to study public health after a summer internship program at the CDC, where I discovered that public health integrates my passions for social justice, environmental sustainability, and health.
I am especially proud of the time I spent prior to graduate school when I developed a network and resource center for community gardens in Greenville, SC.
Public health is a broad degree, so identify the areas you enjoy most and develop a speciality early on in your career.
I believe that public health practitioners have an important role to play currently in advocacy towards a health care system that values and supports the health and well-being of all persons.