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Undergraduate Public Health Student Spotlights

Family Health Struggles Inspires a Passion to Make Positive Change

“What interests me about public service and social justice is the work being done to make the world a better place. With its diverse student population and collaborative opportunities with outside organizations, I knew Rutgers and the Bloustein School was the right environment for me to grow academically and achieve my goals. I wanted to find a way to serve communities through public service and social justice, to restore hope in areas that need it.”

Combining Natural Science and Public Health

“What interests me about public service and social justice is the work being done to make the world a better place. With its diverse student population and collaborative opportunities with outside organizations, I knew Rutgers and the Bloustein School was the right environment for me to grow academically and achieve my goals. I wanted to find a way to serve communities through public service and social justice, to restore hope in areas that need it.”

Choosing the Bloustein School Opens New Perspectives in Public Health

“What interests me about public service and social justice is the work being done to make the world a better place. With its diverse student population and collaborative opportunities with outside organizations, I knew Rutgers and the Bloustein School was the right environment for me to grow academically and achieve my goals. I wanted to find a way to serve communities through public service and social justice, to restore hope in areas that need it.”

From Curiosity to Compassion: A Journey into Public Health and Medicine

Jay Kavia was always interested in science. Knowing he wanted to explore a career in medicine, he volunteered at his local hospital during high school. He began researching majors that would help him in his prospective medical career, including cell biology and neuroscience, biology, genetics, and public health. What set him on the path of public health was the pandemic.

Public Health Undergraduate: Kristin Howard

I chose Public Health because I want to use my knowledge of health disparities and community health to effectively work in a health administrative career.

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