Meet with 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

Anna Dodson

Rural Health, Global-local Interactions of Health Systems, Disparities in Access/Quality/Outcomes, Pre-Med, Adolescent Health, Opiod Epidemic

SHAC-Get Covered Carolina, AED (pre-med honors society)

Emily Cziraky

Pre-med, primary care, quality of care, patient-centered outcomes (PCMH), vulnerable populations/patients, preventative medicine

AED (pre-med honors society), Be The Match on Campus (Bone Marrow Registry)

Sahana Raghunathan

Global Health, Gender Equality in Health, Pre-med, Health Policy

UNC Partners in Health Engage, Prevention Partners

Hiwot Ekuban

Global health; Pre-med; Immigrant Health; Vulnerable Populations; Health Disparities

APPLES Service-Learning

Jordan Drake

Rural Health, Health Policy, Access to Care, Vulnerable Populations

SHAC-Get Covered

Alexis Millan

Pre-med, Quality of Care, Global Health, Health Disparities

Timmy Global Health

Healthcare Consulting, Comparative Healthcare System


Taruni Santanam

Pre-med, Community Health, Health Consulting and Policy, Quality Process and Improvement


Andie Fitzgerald

Rural health care access, Pre-med

Brian Tanner

Health Economics, Global Health (Development), Healthcare Consulting, US Healthcare Reform





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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