Meet Our BSPH Students: The BSPH Program Ambassadors

Below are the Student Ambassadors for the BSPH program in Health Policy and Management. These current students are happy to answer questions you may have about the application process, the program, or student life in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Just click on a name to start an email message.




Interests/ Career Goals

Public Health/ Other Health-Related Activities

Marissa Bane

Raleigh, NC

Hospital Management

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Research, HESA Senior Representative, SHAC Get Covered Carolina, UNC Hospitals Volunteer, Minority Health Conference

Rhea Wyse

Silver Spring, MD

Global Health and Medical School

Minority Association of PreHealth Students (MAPS), Center for Health Equity Research

Bays Coppedge

Cary, NC

Health care administration and quality management

HESA, Timmy Global Health, BCBSNC quality management

Haley Grafton

Mebane, NC

Hospital administration, finance/revenue cycle, consulting, quality improvement

HESA, BSPH Student Board, UNC Physicians quality improvement, Duke Medicine hospital administration

Johnson Beasley

Raleigh, NC

Hospital Administration, Global Health

HESA, BSPH Student Board

Preeya Patel

Charlotte, NC

Hospital and Physician Administration, Medical School

HESA, UNC Hospitals, Levine Cancer Institute

Arlington Heights, IL

Capacity Building, Global Health, Health Policy & Community Organizing

GlobeMed at UNC, American Mock WHO, Get Covered America Fellow, Group Fitness Instructor

Alyssa Dakoriya

Greensboro, NC

Quality improvement and health administration

BSPH Student Board, NAMI, Public Health Brigades, UNC Physicians Network

Pooja Patel

Indian Trail, NC

Pre-Pharm and Global Health

Vaccine Ambassadors, Manna Project International, HESA

Teddy Gonzalez

Fort Lauderdale, FL


AED Pre-Health Honors Society

Eerum Husain

Cary, NC

Hospital Administration

Ronald McDonald House

Rachel Hare

Chapel Hill, NC

Global Health, Non-Profit work in communities

SHAC, The Emory Clinic, UNC Hospitals (Infectious Disease clinic), Quintiles Pharmaceuticals

Ryan Nguyen

Raleigh, NC

Health Policy, Research, Quality Improvement

UNC Hospitals, BSPH Student Board

Marnie Blalock

Newport News, VA


UNC Health Care Volunteer

Manisha Goyani

Wilkesboro, NC

Hospital Administration

HESA, Manna Project International




Interests/ Career Goals

Public Health/ Other Health-Related Activities

Alex Waddell

Chapel Hill, NC

Healthcare reform/advocacy, consulting and health disparities


Half Moon Bay, CA

Access to & quality of care for transgender populations, Community health, provider education, community health education

LGBT Health Initiative Intern at Piedmont Health Services, United Against Inequities in Disease, Partners in Health Engage

Angel Lopez-Collazo

Holly Springs, NC (og. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico)

Health Policy Consulting/Hospital Administration for St. Judes

Research Intern for Cecil G. Sheps Center, BSPH Student Board, SHAC

Breanna Sharer

Sacramento, CA

Healthcare access/Hospital Administration

Camp ReCreation, UNC Best Buddies

Catherine Howell

North Wilkesboro, NC

Global health, health disparities, disaster management

Carolina Cupboard Food Pantry, Greek Life

Cecilia Blomberg

St. Cloud, MN

Sustainable Development, Health Policy, nutritional access, maternal and child health. Receive MD/MPH

Burn Research Assistant, AED pre-health fraternity, CNA

Haley Samuel-Jakubos

Washington, DC

Health Policy (federal-level), healthcare reform, maternal health

CareFirst BCBS, A Leg to Stand On

Jazra Standley

Huntersville, NC

Health policies affecting the urban underserved, global health, Hospital Administration

Intern for Carolinas Healthcare System

Leah Jimenez

Jacksonville, FL

Hospital Administration, Practice Management, Consulting

A Drink for Tomorrow, American Mock WHO, HESA, UNC Hospitals Volunteer – Patient Relations

Meagan Clawar

Albany, NY

Health policies affecting vulnerable populations/nonprofit management

Refugee Community Partnership

Ranjitha Ananthan

Chapel Hill, NC

Health disparities, Community Health and Non-Profit work, Medical School

Roosevelt Health Institute, Community Empowerment Fund, UNC Hospital Volunteering

Sarah Hart

Randolph, NJ

Global health development, working within a foundation

Health and Wellness Intern for Kidzu Children’s Museum

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