Niki Horiates

Niki Horiates

I chose public health because of all the opportunities and different jobs.

What does public health mean to you?

Public health to me means protecting our communities from getting sick and hurt and making sure everyone lives healthy lives.

Why did you choose to study public health at WVU?

I chose public health because of all the opportunities and different jobs that you can do with the major.

Have you had any particular professors or faculty members who have made an impact on you while at WVU?

Danielle Davidov was my professor this past semester and her class actually made me want to make a difference in our society. I had never participated in a class so much before. I also enjoyed David Woodrum’s class–it made me feel the same way.

What advice would you give to your freshman self?

To be themselves no matter what and that everyone is in the same position as them.

How have your experiences in the School of Public Health helped prepare you for your future?

It has opened my eyes to issues not just in the U.S. but around the world that need to be fixed for people to live happy healthy lives.

What’s your favorite …

  • Book: Down Girl
  • Movie: Mamma Mia!
  • Music genre: Pop/Rap
  • Place you’ve visited: Greece because all my family and friends are there.
  • Local restaurant: Tudor’s Biscuit World
  • Thing to do when you’re not doing schoolwork: Going for walks or online shopping

What do you plan to do upon completion of your degree? 

I am hoping to go to law school after undergrad.