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Meet our Ambassadors!

BSPH Program Ambassadors

The BSPH Program Ambassadors are seniors majoring in Health Policy and Management. These students are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program, the application process, and student life in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. You are welcome to reach out to a Program Ambassador directly via email. Click on their names to learn more about their interests and what they feel makes HPM special.

Kirby, Madison (she/her/hers)

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Public health interests: Healthcare administration, quality of care, process improvement, community health

Hi everyone! My name is Madison Kirby, and I am from Hendersonville, NC. My favorite part of HPM has definitely been the community. Everyone is so welcoming and I have made some of the best friendships through this program. The faculty goes out of their way to make sure we feel supported and are successful. My college experience would not be the same without it. I am very interested in healthcare administration, healthcare operations, and improving the quality of care for patients.

Wilson, Shamar (He/Him/His)

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Public health interests: Healthcare consulting, Healthcare administration, Value-Based Payment, Patient Reported Measures

My name is Shamar Wilson and I am from Pittsboro, North Carolina. Upon graduation, I plan to work in healthcare consulting with the hopes of eventually transitioning into healthcare administration. As someone who’s deeply passionate about creating meaningful connections, my favorite aspect of the BSPH HPM program is the collaborative nature of the curriculum and the extensive alumni network.

Ellis, Charlotte (she/her/hers)

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Public health interests: Community outreach and engagement, implementation science, cancer care, health disparities, preventive care, patient-reported outcomes

I'm Charlotte Ellis, and I am a Chapel Hill native! I have loved everything about HPM so far, especially my cohort and the extensive support given by faculty and staff. I really like getting to engage with my peers and my coursework in a more meaningful way than I did during the first two years of college. After I graduate, I want to get a PhD and work in putting public health evidence into practice!

Chetwynd, Kathryn (She/Her/Hers)

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Public health interests: Health Administration, Quality Improvement, Project Management, Women's Health, Patient-Centered Care, Treatment Disparities

Hello! My name is Kathryn Chetewynd and I am from Cary, North Carolina. My favorite part about the BSPH HPM program is the cohort-style learning where I get to deeply collaborate and learn from my peers every day. I also love the endless support and enthusiasm from the teaching team, especially as I explore different public health careers and the opportunities HPM offers. After I graduate, I would like to work in project management, quality improvement, or healthcare consulting!

Stillwell, Anna (she/her/hers)

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Public health interests: Sexual and reproductive health, Maternal and child health, global health, clinical health, health inequities and disparities, nutrition

Hi! My name is Anna Stillwell, and I am from Raleigh, North Carolina. The BSPH HPM program has so much to offer, but one of my favorite parts about it is the versatile and holistic approach to understanding healthcare locally and abroad. Being pre-med, I thought there was a direct path for me to follow, however, HPM has allowed me to explore a multitude of healthcare and medical-related opportunities that I would have never thought about before. In light of this non-linear journey, I hope to take a few gap years before attending medical school to learn more about the healthcare system -- both its strengths and weaknesses and continue to apply them to my practice.

Locklear, Caroline (she/her/hers)

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Public health interests:Population health, minority health disparities, health equity, cancer disparities in racial/ethnic minorities, performance and quality improvement

Hey everyone! I'm Caroline Locklear and I am from Wilmington, North Carolina. I cannot express enough how much I have enjoyed the HPM program and the positive impact it has had on my educational experience. The diverse curriculum, and dedicated mentorship has broadened my understanding of what a career in healthcare can be. After graduation I plan to take at least two gap years prior to applying to medical school. In these years I hope to work in a position in healthcare consulting or administration where I can use the skills I have learned in the BSPH program to explore population health and ways to promote equitable care for all.

Liu, Emily (she/her/hers)

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Public health interests:Health disparities, global health, patient-centered care, improving access to health and health outcomes among undeserved communities, eye health

Hi everyone! My name is Emily Liu and I am from Milwaukee, WI. While there are countless aspects of HPM that make the program incredibly unique, my favorite feature is the tight-knit community of faculty and peers. The BSPH HPM program provides countless opportunities to make meaningful connections with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. As a double major in HPM and Neuroscience, I plan to pursue medical school after graduation and integrate my undergraduate knowledge into the medical field with the ultimate goal of enriching the promotion of health.

Shipley, Zoe (she/her/hers)

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Public health interests:Sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, health policy, political and social activism and health policy advancement

Hi! My name is Zoe Shipley and I am originally from Carroll County, Maryland. After graduation, I hope to work in sexual and reproductive health policy to help advance reproductive justice at a community-based level. I am someone who thrives in collaboration, and as such, HPM has easily been one of the best things about my Carolina experience. I love the opportunity to work with cohort peers who are equally as dedicated, passionate, driven, and more than welcoming. It truly is the best sense of community and friendship while you are constantly challenging yourself to grow into your best version of a public health professional.

Sayeed, Shaista (she/her/hers)

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Public health interests: Global Health, health inequities and disparities, health outcomes and lack of access among underserved populations, health administration, intersection of culture and health, environmental health, and health policy development and impact at a micro and macro level.

Hey everyone! My name is Shaista Sayeed and I am from Concord, North Carolina. I was originally born in India, but I have been in the United States for 10+ years now. The BSPH HPM program is an experience that not only offerrs a holistic insight into the medical and health care field, but also one that allows you to connect with some of the most passionate and caring individuals. The community that the HPM program offers - from the faculty to the cohort members - is by far one of its greatest strenghts that makes you want to succeed and pursue your interests unrestrained. As a double major in HPM and Neuroscience and a minor in chemistry, I plan to explore the health administration field before heading into medical school with a goal to bring patient care beyond the hospital and emphasize the importance of preventative care and life after treatment.