Preparing for the Rest of Your Life

Setting out into the world as a newly minted MPH

23 September 1983
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do then the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." -Mark Twain

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous--with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid." -Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation

I'm a recent MPH grad in Global Environmental Health, a joint program between the Environmental and Occupational Health and Hubert Global Health Department at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. I completed my thesis on a food safety topic, and now that that's out of the way, I've set off cross-country to apply what I've learned by working in the Bay Area of California. In the words of a some lolcat, "IM IN UR FOODZ KEEPIN YOU SAF".

I graduated from UCLA in 2006, receiving my B.S. in Marine Biology. As part of my major, I had to spend two months on the Marine Biology Quarter, which took place in Mo'orea, French Polyensia. My experience in marine biology has proven to be helpful multiple times already, so I'm hoping that the trend continues. The links between the ocean and human health are still a little fuzzy, but they are present and growing ever stronger.

My best times were spent with my a cappella group, the ScatterTones. I'm so proud of them. I was Director for two years and Business Manager for one, which was one of the most intense trips ever.

I'm spent a full calendar year as an RA in the residence halls as well...that was also quite an interesting experience, and one that helped me figure out who I am.

My Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ last I checked, but like all things in nature, even personalities are subject to change.

I'm from Devon, PA, just outside of Philadelphia.

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