Below are the current student ambassadors for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program in Environmental Health Sciences. These 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.


2022 -23 Ambassadors


Halle Evans

Hi! My name is Halle Evans (Hal-Lee, rhymes with alley) and I’m from Macomb, IL. Along with majoring in ENHS, I’m pursuing minors in geography and music. I’m interested in infectious and vector-borne diseases, global health, and health equity. Throughout college, I’ve had multiple opportunities to do research. At UNC, I have been a member of IDEEL (Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology Lab) since May 2021, working on projects related to malaria in the DRC. I’ve also worked with the ECUIPP Lab as a data processing volunteer, cleaning air quality monitor data with the programming language, R. This past summer, I completed an NSF REU Fellowship at UMaine working on a project focused on improving species-specific mosquito surveillance methods.

Another key experience to my undergrad has been study abroad. Spring of 2022 I studied in Florence through the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici. There, I was able to take my gen eds and a photography class!

Outside of research, I’m a member of the Raleigh Civic Symphony Orchestra, where I play the oboe. I’m also involved in Musical Empowerment, Edible Campus, and Marathon Club where I’ll be running a half marathon at the end of the semester!


Emery Hoos

My name is Emery Hoos (Em-er-ie H-ooh-s) and I am a double major in Environmental Health Sciences and Biology. I am interested in environmental epigenetics, particularly related to cancer. Currently, I am researching racial disparities in endometrial cancer in Dr. Fry’s lab.