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Jennifer Marshall selected for University Graduate Council

| Community & Family Health, Monday Letter, Students

Jennifer Marshall, MPH, a doctoral candidate in the University of South Florida College of Public Health, was selected to serve as a graduate student representative to the University Graduate Council. Her appointment is for the 2012-2013 academic year.

“I hope to bring a student perspective, enriched by my multidisciplinary experience,” said Ms. Marshall.  “I’ve completed almost eight years of graduate study at USF and have participated in several student organizations, departmental activities, and undergraduate teaching. I also have some organizational experience as a director and manager in nonprofits.”

A native of Seattle, Ms. Marshall earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Washington and journeyed across the country to continue her academic studies at USF.

Currently, Ms. Marshall serves as treasurer and past-president of the Maternal & Child Health Student Organization and is an active ALLY Mentor.  In addition to her service endeavors, Ms. Marshall is a senior fellow with the American Public Health Association and a member of Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary.

“As an investigator, I appreciate the rich complexity that public health research requires and the mixed methods to examine the many issues under exploration,” says Marshall.

If there is such a thing as a dream job, hers is a tenure-track position at a university that “supports high quality student teaching and mentorship, innovative research, and active participation in community-based efforts to improve the health and well-being of young children and their families.”

Jennifer Marshall earned a master of public health degree from the University of South Florida College of Public Health. She is a doctoral candidate in maternal and child health.