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Meet Our Students

Are you interested in learning more about graduate students at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health? Read about some of our outstanding student Ambassadors below. Feel free to connect with an Ambassador in one of the following ways:

Krista Romero-Cardenas

MPH Public Health Policy & Management

“The College of Public Health has created an environment where I can challenge myself to listen intently, think openly, debate intelligently, and care endlessly. The college has many activities, committees, clubs and internships for all disciplines of Public Health. Most importantly, everyone is passionate about Public Health and helping others.”

Juhyung Sun

MPH Health Services Administration / MBA Healthcare/Entrepreneurship

“Even in a less traditional academic path, I’ve enjoyed immense support from advisors who’ve helped me make my degree my own. I’ve really appreciated the opportunity to look at healthcare through so many different perspectives and sets of priorities.”

Magdiel Habila

MPH Epidemiology

“During my time at MEZCOPH, I have been introduced to new perspectives, developed relationships with colleagues and professors, and have had the opportunity to pursue amazing research experiences. It has been amazing to be a part of a college that seeks to serve the community – in Tucson, the United States, and internationally.”

Caitlin Meyer Krause

MPH Family and Child Health - Maternal and Child Health

“From day one, I have felt part of the MEZCOPH community; the staff and professors are very welcoming and committed to the students. I have had a great amount of support thus far, not only as a student but as a mother with a young child, as well. In addition, the knowledge and experiences of the professors in MEZCOPH is invaluable.”

Nidal Azreg-Zakaria Kram

DrPH Maternal & Child Health

“Figure out what you want to accomplish, and you’ll find the people and the resources to help you get there.”

Ana Florea

PhD Epidemiology

“If you have an idea, MEZCOPH provides both the environment and support necessary to put your idea into motion.”

Corey Edwards

MD/MPH Phoenix

“The public health classes have been a great way to supplement my medical school curriculum and I’m happy I chose to pursue this degree.”

Hanna Zarnegin

MPH Health Behavior Health Promotion

“The MEZCOPH family has provided me with opportunities, support, and life-long connections.”

Iva Skobic

PhD Health Behavior Health Promotion

“If you are interested in doing any particular type of research or having a certain type of professional experience, don’t be afraid to ask! Faculty, admin, or fellow students may know how you can go about getting what you want.”

Mario Trejo

PhD Epidemiology

“MEZCOPH has made many opportunities available to me and has done a great deal to help me grow professionally.”

Keegan Krause

MPH Family and Child Health - Global Health / MA Latin American Studies

"MEZCOPH has given me the knowledge base and technical wherewithal to be a serious professional in the world of Global Health."

Nicolas Lopez-Galvez, MPH, MA

PhD in Environmental Health Sciences

“I am grateful to be part of the MEZCOPH because it provides a perfect environment to learn more about public health issues. The professors have been really supportive, and I have gained valuable experience in the classroom and conducting research.”

Benjamin Aceves

PhD Health Behavior Health Promotion

“MEZCOPH has provided me with several opportunities to serve marginalized communities, while simultaneously developing my research skills and knowledge.”

Connor Kelley

PhD Epidemiology

“MEZCOPH provides students with the opportunity to marry their interests to ongoing research with faculty whose interests vary widely. Even if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can expect direction and support for your own work from faculty and students alike.”

Valerie Madera-Garcia

PhD Epidemiology

“MEZCOPH has given me the opportunity to engage in significant research that will contribute to the improvement of the health of my fellow Puerto Ricans. For that, I will be eternally grateful.”

Sophia Yatsenko

MPH Health Behavior Health Promotion

“MEZCOPH has provided me with life-long friendships, and connections among faculty members who have become mentors and immensely helped me grow in health behavior health promotion.”

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