Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Beagle (she/her/hers) and I am from Wixom, MI. In May, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan where I double majored in Biomolecular Science and Spanish. I love to dance, cook, and spend time with family, friends, and my dog.
I am so excited to be serving with National Health Corps this year. Health has always been a passion of mine, and service is an important aspect of my life, so this opportunity combines these interests perfectly. I am looking forward to learning more about health disparities, the social determinants of health, and barriers to access to care. Next year, I will be pursuing a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, with hopes to research the distribution and prevention of chronic diseases in children. I know that my service on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will form an excellent foundation for my future studies and career.
In my role with Advocate Children's Hospital, I am able to provide 1:1 health education sessions on a wide range of topics with kids as young as Pre-K and as old as seniors in high school. It has been so great to see the wide range of needs, especially during what is such a weird time for most of them, and try to help them learn more about their health and how they can support themselves. So far, it has been a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to continue serving and serving with such a special population.
I am so happy to be in an amazing city like Chicago, surrounded by such cool, hard working people. Despite such a challenging and unprecedented year, it is a wonderful opportunity to serve in this city and (safely) explore everything that it has to offer.
This blog post was written by NHC Chicago 2020-2021 member Lauren Beagle.
Lauren is a Health Educator at Advocate Children's Hospital.