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,…

La Celebracion Latina

This year I’m helping to organize the Latino graduation at the University of Michigan- La Celebracion Latina. It’s the 11th year- and a really wonderful experience. It’s basically a more culturally and linguistically appropriate way to celebrate the accomplishments of Latino graduates and their families. Here is what the invitation looks like: We also have some great goodies  we…

Busiest Weekend-EVER!

  This weekend definitely takes the cake with how busy I was! Some wonderful events happened this weekend and I want to tell you all about them! Friday was the field placement poster session for HBHE/Epid/EHS second years. Its basically a presentation of what we did and what we learned during our sumer internships. Here is my…

I have a doctorate and I am a Latino

People tend to avoid saying things like that. It makes them feel uncomfortable to actually  admit that it is rare to see a Latino with a PhD. Between 1974 and 2005, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 3.11 percent of all history PhDs went to Latinos. 2.6 percent of math PhDs went to Latinos.  7.1…

Columbia Heights

When I tell people that I live in Columbia Heights some look at me surprised, some stare at me with a questioning look, others look worried- even though most have never even been here. Located in Northwest D.C., Columbia Heights doesn’t have the best reputation among the young professionals that flood the city. Many still…