I grew up on the outskirts of Tucson. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health and a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish Translation and Interpretation. From a young age, I have always been interested in helping people and growing up in a close-knit community on the outliers of town exposed me to many of the health disparities that exist in our own backyard. I always knew that I wanted to find a way to help my community out and I felt that studying Public Health was the perfect way to do just that. I believe that health education and prevention is the best approach to solving many of our health disparities. Through my internship at SEAHEC, I have been able to help create a health curriculum for Winchester Heights as well as planning and implementing a binational border health conference. Because of this experience, I learned that I chose the correct career path and that I want to pursue a career in health education serving rural communities. Continue reading
On June 21st, SEAHEC Intern, Chukwuemeka Arinze Iloegbu (Emeka) graduated from the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with his Master of Public Health degree. Emeka wrote to us as he was leaving for an interview with the Pan American sector of the World Health Organization. (WHO) Continue reading
Kelly Lynn Neel. University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Public Health. May, 2017. “I worked closely with the high school population in rural communities on the Tohono O’odham nation, as well as various high schools in the south Tucson area.” Continue reading
Katherine Welchlin-University of Arizona Bachelor’s in Public Health-Minor in Spanish. May, 2017.
Pima County Heath Department – Health Educator- Community Health Services.