I attended Coconut Creek high school, where I was an honor student, actively involved in numerous organizations, and also participated in various community service projects (graduating with the silver cord – 250 + community service hours). Because of my academic success, student organizations involvement and community service, I was honored with the Coconut Creek High School Hall of Fame Citizenship Award. I later enrolled at the University of South Florida, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Master of Public Health Degree shortly thereafter. I initially attended USF because of my love for science and the medical field, but was introduced to public health when I enrolled in an elective course. The knowledge I gained in this course ignited a passion for health care poli...
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...learning and teaching abilities, I am currently enrolled in the Preparing Tomorrow 's Faculty Program offered by The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. I also recently started working in the Office of Student Involvement, providing non-traditional student support and graduate outreach programming.
My studies here at UCF, in addition to my work experiences are providing me with a unique perspective in pursing my goals of conducting research and improving the continuum of care in treatment of opioid addiction and HIV. A doctorate in Public Affairs with a concentration in Health Services Management and Research will provide an array of opportunities in academia, research and governmental agencies as a policy analyst amongst other options. This journey is filled with challenges, which I have come to embrace as I move forward in my academic career.
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