Mentorship

Erin Wilkie online MPH student, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Room to Grow: MPH Student Is Discovering Interests with Generalist Program

Erin Wilkie

Erin Wilke had a great job in a state she loved, but she wanted to grow. After completing a bachelor's degree in public health, she started working as a research coordinator within the orthopedic department of the Medical University of South Carolina. She did not want to uproot her life.

Kaitlyn Akel, Master’s Student in Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Confronting COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy with Public Health History

Kaitlyn Akel

Kaitlyn Akel combines her study of history and biology with her passion for public health to protect entire populations. From urban health to vaccine hesitancy to environmental health, Akel’s work connects academic and cultural insights to provide broader understandings of community health.

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.

Sarah Gharib

The Safety of Workers, the Health of Populations

Sarah Gharib

Want to spend lots of time outside, meet new people, and see engineering and business processes from the inside out? Then consider studying industrial hygiene, says Sarah Gharib, who reminds us that environmental health sciences is not only an exciting field but one that empowers you to apply your science and engineering skills to help people.