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Alumna Katie Jones fights food insecurity with Feed-A-Bull

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Katie Jones, registered dietitian at USF’s Student Health Services and Center for Student Well-Being, was providing nutrition counseling for students when she noticed that some of her recommendations on how to maintain balanced eating habits were not feasible and too expensive for some students. Jones would often hear students say “Well I don’t know how […]

Alumna Shardel Jackson practices her passion at the CDC

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For USF College of Public Health alumna Shardel Jackson, making communities better and changing lives through advocacy and education is what public health is all about. Jackson received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences from University of Central Florida, where she was introduced to public health in an undergraduate chronic disease epidemiology course. “I later […]

Alumna Ercilia Calcano honored for work in the advancement of Latinos

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USF College of Public Health alumna Ercilia Calcano, grew up going to elementary school with half a notebook and a third of a pencil. She lived in a two-bedroom home with no running water or electricity among her 10 siblings in the Dominican Republic. Despite that, she said her home was full of care and […]

Alumna Aditi Desai uses yoga to get in touch with vulnerable populations

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month USF College of Public Health alumna Aditi Desai is using a special set of skills and her public health passion to reach vulnerable populations – through yoga. Desai recently returned from Nairobi, Kenya, where she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with the Africa Yoga Project. Now that […]

Alumnus Dr. Chukwudi Ejiofor gets one step closer to addressing public health in Nigeria

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USF College of Public Health alumnus Chukwudi Ejiofor said he didn’t even know what public health was when he went to medical school. Now, it’s his passion. Originally from Nigeria, where he also went to medical school, Ejiofor said he wasn’t introduced to public health until he was nearly finished with his degree. Toward the […]