Crystal Chan

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “One of my most favorite public health experiences is getting to work with the Asian community and being able to help Cantonese and Mandarin speaking patients with language barriers in healthcare. I grew up in a medically underserved region with immigrant parents who speak very littleContinue reading “Crystal Chan”

Elizabeth Peña

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experience was conducting research and outreach in rural communities in the Central Valley to assess people’s level of knowledge and barriers to proper oral hygiene. It was so much more than providing a survey, I also provided health education to community membersContinue reading “Elizabeth Peña”

Kamalpreet Kaur Padda

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “From 2016 to 2018, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana in Sub-Saharan Africa. I spent the early months learning the language, culture, and public health goals of the country before I arrived to Motlhabaneng, my home for the next 27 months. Motlhabaneng is aContinue reading “Kamalpreet Kaur Padda”

Rachel Paredes Paras

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experiences are those found at the intersection of the arts and public health. Through work, we’ve been able to commission local artists to create water promotion videos and photograph local residents for a community-informed water campaign featured on billboard and bus stops,Continue reading “Rachel Paredes Paras”

Thomas Hogan

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “Connection to community. My best public health experience is when I get to embrace myself into the community. This can look like working with new people, coaching them, or simply meeting and volunteering in the local community.” What is your proudest public health moment and why?Continue reading “Thomas Hogan”

Tania Perez Osuna

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experience was working on a mental health community needs assessment for the coastal community of San Mateo County. During this experience I was able to co-design a program with community members, particularly Latinx residents. Working with a Spanish-speaking team we were ableContinue reading “Tania Perez Osuna”

Dr. Apurva Dabak, BDS, MPH

Why do you care about public health? “I grew up in India. While in dental school, my grandmother’s health deteriorated due to gastrointestinal issues. After some tests and consultations with specialists we came to know that the reason was her teeth. She had lost her teeth at an early age and was wearing dentures forContinue reading “Dr. Apurva Dabak, BDS, MPH”

Marissa McKool, MPH

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experience is coaching public health students and professionals who are experiencing overwhelm, burnout, and stress and helping them regain their time in order to prioritize and experience more rest and joy in their lives again.” What is your proudest public health momentContinue reading “Marissa McKool, MPH”

Arletha Murray, MPH

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “I was blessed to have been chosen to support the San Francisco FBO (Faith Based Organization) community as they fought against COVID exposures at their local organizations. I helped to ensure they received prevention support and were aware of the ever changing guidance and policies impactingContinue reading “Arletha Murray, MPH”

Erika

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experience has been working with Roots Community Health Center in the South Bay with the COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. I enjoyed the opportunity to help my community and I even got a chance to practice my Spanish from time to time!”Continue reading “Erika”