Candidate to represent the School of Arts & Sciences on the Alumni Council.
STATEMENT: Tufts and its community are incredibly important to me. I am thankful to Tufts for providing me with a strong academic foundation, lifelong friends, and a dedication to civic engagement. Over the past few years, I’ve received invaluable support and advice from other Jumbos as I’ve started to navigate my career in public health. I would like to give back to Tufts by serving as Term Member on the Alumni Council. If elected to the council, I hope to strengthen young alumni engagement and promote opportunities for west coast alumni to stay connected to Tufts.
Since graduation, I’ve engaged with Tufts in a variety of ways. I’ve had the privilege to serve on the Alumni Council for the past 5 years as a Transitional Member for the Class of 2016. While on the council, I’ve served on two committees and have had the pleasure of connecting with alumni from various generations. During my time as co-chair of the Student and Young Alumni Engagement committee, I led two subcommittees—one of which worked with current class representatives from the Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC). I’ve enjoyed working alongside the Awards Committee to review the incredible work that Tufts Seniors/Alumni have accomplished in order to select recipients for the Senior and Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Despite leaving the East Coast, I’ve stayed connected to the Tufts community through my other alumni volunteer work and friends. I am grateful to the Community Health (CH) department for fostering my love of public health and for promoting health equity. I give back to the CH Department by serving as a mentor to current CH undergraduates through the Community Health Alumni Mentorship program. In addition, I’ve interviewed prospective students as a volunteer with the Tufts Admissions Network (TAN) since 2016. This past year, I expanded my responsibilities with TAN to serve as a TAN Chair in the region where I grew up— Bergen/Hudson County, New Jersey. These volunteer opportunities have allowed me to engage with current and prospective students. As a result of these conversations, I’ve gained a deeper understanding of their excitement and hopes for the University.
As a Term Member, I will channel my energy into expanding current student and young alumni engagement with the larger alumni community. I plan to amplify the voices of other young alumni and those who reside further away from Tufts. I am excited about the opportunity to continue my work with the Alumni Council. Thank you for your consideration!
- MPH, Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 2020
- BA, International Relations, Community Health, Tufts University, 2016
- Research Associate II on the COVID-19 Response Epi team at California Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch
- Clinical Research Coordinator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, GI Oncology Unit
- Tufts University Admissions Network (TAN):
- Chair, 2020-Present
- Interviewer, 2016-Present
- Mentor, Community Health Alumni Mentorship Program (CHAMP), 2018-Present
- 5th Reunion Committee Member, 2020-2021
- 5th Reunion Class Gift Officer, 2020-2021
- Transitional Member, Tufts Alumni Council, 2016-2021
- Member, Awards Committee, 2019-Present
- Co-chair, Student and Young Alumni Engagement Committee, 2017-2019
- Member, Student and Young Alumni Engagement Committee, 2016-2017
OTHER PROFESSIONAL / VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
- Mentor, Bloom Girls Mentoring: Columbia University initiative to mentor middle-school aged girls at the Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) in Washington Heights, Manhattan, 2018-2020