First Generation Students

Cassie Gaskins, master's student in Environmental Health Sciences

First Generation Student Works to Protect Energy Workers

Cassie Gaskins

Keeping workers safe while on the job is a passion for master’s student Cassie Gaskins, especially as new technologies present new challenges. With the construction and energy industries booming in Michigan, she will have plenty of opportunities to apply her expertise.

Stephen Salerno

Statistics Served with Love: A Family Passion for Nourishing the Community

Stephen Salerno, MS ’18

How does biostatistics keep doctoral student Stephen Salerno connected to his family’s passion for feeding people? He makes sure every research and volunteer experience is a chance to feed local and global communities with accessible data that helps alleviate and prevent health problems and health disparities.

Cindy Le

Motivated to Be the Change

Cindy Le

Inspired by the community that raised her, Cindy Le is determined to help mitigate health disparities in her hometown of Camden, New Jersey, and others like it.

Lello Guluma

Reflections on Public Health

Lello Guluma

Lello Guluma discovered her passion in public health as an undergraduate. This began her journey to delivering a speech at the graduation ceremony where she celebrated the completion of her master’s degree and the beginning of her future as a public health practitioner.