Educational background: B.S. in Biological Sciences and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh
What is your title and role at your host site?
HIV and STD Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the Allegheny Health Department
Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I wanted to be able to give back to the community and to explore different areas of public health so that I can better guide my future plans in order to continue to best help those around me.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I am hoping that my perspectives are greatly changed by those that I am working with and helping. Further, I want to learn more about areas of need in the realm of public health before I decide on a higher degree to pursue.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I plan on attending graduate school for public health.
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I am hoping to have graduated with a Master’s in public health and be in a field where I am able to make a difference in the lives of others.