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From the Autumn/Winter 2013 Magazine

Karla Gonzalez, a student at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Karla Gonzalez' field work with The Wellness Center takes her back to the former Historic General Hospital in LA for an opportunity to contribute to delivering comprehensive services to keep patients healthy and reduce health care spending.
a young woman named Jennifer Xiong at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
For Jennifer Xiong, a first-generation Hmong American whose parents fled Laos in 1975, providing health and social resources to vulnerable Southeast Asian communities has personal meaning.
A young woman named Jenna Arzinger at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Through her internship with the Violence Prevention Coalition, Jenna Arzinger became interested in helping the formerly incarcerated reintegrate into society.

From the June 2013 Magazine

Sandhya Shimoga
Sandhya Shimoga, a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management traces her interest in public health to her upbringing in a small college town in southern India where poverty and prosperity exist side by side.
Nkem Chukwumerije
The way Nigerian-born Nkem Chukwumerije sees it, the primary public health problem facing his home country is a lack of leadership on policy development and implementation.
Gift Wango
Gift Wango, a student in the Health Policy and Management executive MPH program remembers the times during childhood when she had a firsthand view of the shortcomings of Kenya’s health care system.
Donglan Zhang came to UCLA Fielding School of Public Health from China in 2009 to work toward her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management.
Donglan Zhang studied health economics at Fudan University in Shanghai before coming to FSPH for her PhD. Zhang found the two countries face similar concerns, including lack of universal health coverage, health disparities and ever-increasing costs.
Andrew Siroka
Doctoral student Andrew Siroka aims to promote a more scientific and cost-effective approach to allocating scarce global public health resources.

From the November 2012 Magazine

Shemra Rizzo smiling in front of a desk with computers
For as long as she can remember, Shemra Rizzo has loved math for its ability to make a difference in people’s lives. “While some people... love math for its intrinsic beauty, I like math as a tool to solve problems,” she says.
Nicole Hoff with a large group of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Nicole Hoff was in the first week of her MPH program at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine when she received something her mother thought she would find interesting – a National Geographic article on monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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