2014 Doctor of Public Health in Community Health 2009 Master of Public Health in Public Health Administration 2007 Bachelor of Public Health in Community Health
Currently: Assistant Professor and Director of Public Health Program College of Health Sciences & Nursing Belmont University
"I cannot overstate the importance of networking and practice based experiences."
Question: How did your education prepare you for the real world?
The College of Public Health provided me with the theoretical foundation and practice
based experience needed to be successful in the field. I knew that I wanted to go
directly into practice and opportunities like the Academic Health Department allowed
me to get the experience I needed.
Question: What is something you wish you had known when you were a student?
Utilize your professors and ask questions. They are experts in their respective areas
and can offer valuable insight.
Any other thoughts?
I cannot overstate the importance of networking and practice based experiences. I
would encourage all students to take advantage of every conference, meeting, and event
that will allow them to meet and hear from experts in the field. Equally important
is taking advantage of practice based experiences. This does not have to be limited
to your field experience or classroom activities.