Global Public Health, 2016
Internships: Maryland Center for Health Equity, The Wilson Center
Study Abroad: Ethiopia, Peru
Extracurricular Activities: Public Health without Borders, Dean of Undergraduate Studies Student Advisory Council, Dean of the School of Public Health's Council of Student Leaders, IVSP Student Advisory Board
IVSP Experience: Creating my own major through IVSP was the best decision I could have made about my academic career at Maryland. It's so worth putting in the effort in the beginning when the end result is a major that you are completely passionate about! The staff in the Individual Studies office is incredible, too — they are the best support system you could have during your time in college. Before meeting with the faculty board they made sure I was fully prepared, practiced with me and put me at ease — as nervous as I was going into that meeting, I was 100% confident that my proposal was as good as it could be thanks to the IVSP staff. Since joining IVSP they have always made me feel welcome to ask questions, attend events and just stop in and catch up on what's going in my life. They take a really personal interest in their students' lives that I think is hard to find in any other program on campus.