Internship at the Washtenaw County Health Department

You know you’re a public health dork when… you leave a two-hour meeting at your internship with your head buzzing about the possibilities of health promotion programs in your community. For my social work field placement this academic year, I’m placed at the local health department, Washtenaw County Public Health. On my first day of…

Field Placement Bringing my Dual Degrees Together

    My current social work field placement is really bringing my two degree programs together. I’m a dual degree student – doing a Master of Public Health in SPH (in the department of Health Behavior and Health Education) and a Master of Social Work at the School of Social Work. I’m studying Community Organization…

My Last First Day of School

Today’s my last first day of school and it’s been a great one so far! It’s sad to think that this long journey will be over in eight short months, but I know I’ll be happy to be done and start applying all the wonderful knowledge and skills I’ve learned in my two degree programs,…

Michigan Community Conversation for a National AIDS Strategy

Michigan got its chance to give feedback to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy on Wednesday, 18 November 2009. From across the state, providers, people living with HIV, and people affected by HIV came and gave their recommendations, suggestions, and demands on video tape and in writing. I was the statewide organizer for…

2 Former Surgeons General Visited Campus!

Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Dr. Richard Carmona were¬†at U-M for the Practice Office’s 5th Annual Practice Office¬†Symposium on January 27th. This was a really fun event to attend! It was interesting to hear the opinions of former politicians about their political duties. The theme that kept coming back to me was what Dr. Elders kept…