Overall, the School of Public Health is an amazing school with great faculty and endless opportunities.
What does public health mean to you?
Public health means ensuring the safety and well-being of the public and the communities in which they live.
Why did you choose to study Public Health at WVU?
I chose to study public health at WVU because I have a desire to help those who need it most. I want to be a part of making sure it happens.
Have any particular faculty members made an impact on you while at WVU?
Dr. McCawley has made an impact on me by being a great personable instructor. I had him for Intro into Public Health and Issues in Environmental Health. Dr. McCawley is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to instructing his students.
What would you tell future students about WVU and the School of Public Health?
The School of Public Health has amazing faculty with many opportunities. The faculty are both very knowledgeable in their fields and caring for their students. They have a desire to see each of their students to succeed. The School also provides opportunities such as research, where professors will allow you to take part in their projects. Overall, the School of Public Health is an amazing school with great faculty and endless opportunities.
What do you plan to do after completion of your degree?
Once I complete my bachelor’s degree in public health, I plan on applying for a master’s program in epidemiology.
What advice would you give to your freshman self?
My advice would be to practice tips on public speaking. In the past, I was not comfortable or confident with public speaking. However, after presenting projects with my courses, I became better and more confident when speaking to larger groups.
What are some activities you're involved with at WVU?
I am a member of the Student Association of Public Health (SAPH), which is an active group within the School of Public Health that performs service and other community activities. I am beyond pleased with my decision to attend the School of Public Health at WVU. I knew after my first visit, that I had found my home among the hills.