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From the Spring/Summer 2014 Magazine

Student Amy Zaycek shaking hands with President Obama
The military has brought vastly different experiences for three current Fielding School students and a 2013 graduate, all of whom are committed to serving communities through public health.
Student Adam Cohen with cartoon bubble that reads 'Creative License' holding ipad showing stick figure illustrations
Ideally situated in the world’s entertainment capital, the Fielding School prepares artistically inclined students to captivate audiences with public health messages.
Alison Winje
As a White House intern, Alison Winje brought her public health perspective to the administration's response to the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion.
Claire Dillavou
Immunization campaigns save lives but create environmental concerns, particularly in low-income countries. Claire Dillavou offers a potential solution.

From the Autumn/Winter 2013 Magazine

A young man named Paul Camarena at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Through his internship testing the effectiveness of text messaging to inform migrant workers about pesticide safety, Paul Camarena witnessed the potential for collaboration between state agencies and local organizations to engage communities.
A young woman named Marianne Chen on the UCLA Campus.
During a field studies placement at Autism Speaks, Marianne Chen learns about the importance of building relationships with community partners to increase awareness about autism spectrum disorders.
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.


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