After finishing my undergraduate degree, I really wanted to do something that combined my passion for health and community service.
Bachelors of Science in Health Studies
Tobacco Free Jacksonville
What is your title and role at your host site?
I will be a health educator and program facilitator responsible for coordinating activities for the Duval County SWAT clubs. I will also be serving with area schools and after-school youth community programs on tobacco prevention education and youth leadership skill building.
Why did you join the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program?
After finishing my undergraduate degree, I really wanted to do something that combined my passion for health and community service. I had many friends who had done Americorps and loved it, and after a lot of research NHC seemed like the perfect fit for me. Growing up in a low-income community myself it was important to me to work and give back to those who needed it the most. I also loved the variety of both sites and positions that NHC offered.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
By the end of my service year I hope to have improved both my leadership and professional skills. I also hope to gain motivation and confidence to keep working and creating change in the health care world.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
After AmeriCorps I plan on going to graduate school to pursue a degree in Public Health with a concentration on Epidemiology.
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
Having a masters degree, growing within my career, while creating positive change in the global health field.