I am a first-year MPH student in the Infectious Disease and Vaccinology program at UC Berkeley. Although I studied Physiological Sciences as an undergraduate, I developed an interest in the field of public health while studying abroad in Thailand and Cambodia. After receiving my bachelor’s degree from UCLA, I served at a health clinic at the Thai/Burma border, where I learned the realities of health care provision in a developing region. This experience motivated me to pursue further education and to develop the skill set to reduce public health risks in low-resourced areas. An Oakland native, I now find myself back to my East Bay roots, and am
excited to spend my summer internship with the Thai Ministry of Public Health.