Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with certificates in public policy and global health, UW–Madison, 2021
Health in all policies, mental health, public health, health policy, and local government
Recognized as a Notable Graduate at UW-Madison, Notable Recipient of Undergraduate Public Policy Certificate by the La Follette School, Nominated for 2021 JED Student Voice of Mental Health Award, recipient of Gordon Johnsen Health Management Scholarship.
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Why an MPA-MPH?
I decided to pursue an MPA-MPH because of the power that policy has over our health. Additionally, as an AmeriCorps Member at UW Health’s Population Health Department before my graduate school education, I learned more deeply about inequities in our community driven by policies that have been in place for decades. I also learned about the importance of community partnership and involving community in policy decisions, no matter what level the decision is at. I hope to use the skills I am gaining to lead real change in my community and empower it to make evidence-based and historically informed decisions that build community power and make Wisconsin healthier for all people.
Why the La Follette School?
I was drawn to the La Follette School because of the rigor of the program and the unique networking opportunities the program gives its students in the policy space.
My goal is to work in a career that keeps me closely connected to community and drives healthier policy decisions that benefit it.
This past summer, I worked on my applied practical experience project at the Population Health Department of UW Health. I worked on policy and program development and research in the topic areas of intimate partner violence, suicide prevention and health promotion.
Advice for prospective La Follette School students
Ask questions and push yourself to think outside the box with policy. Asking questions changes conversations and can push progress.
I plan to continue being involved with the Campus Area Neighborhood Association and Capitol Neighborhood Association in downtown Madison.
Interested in studying at the La Follette School?