Want to be a leader?
Thought about taking a lead role at ASU?
In the international community?
Want to make GlobeMed bigger and better?
Applications are open to all students!
The following positions are in open:
Director of Community Building
The deadline has been extended to next
Thursday, March 28th at 5pm
Here are position descriptions: The Executive Board
Here is the application: Executive Board Application Spring 2013
Interested but not quite sure? Contact and/or meet with Lorraine at email@example.com
My name is Alyssa McAlister and I am junior double majoring in Global Health and Earth and Environmental studies with a minor in Statistics. I became involved in GlobeMed last year and am currently the Director of Finances for the ASU chapter. I am responsible for creating our chapter’s budget and seek out funding resources like corporate donors and university funding.
I am passionate about international health because I believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy life. This summer, I researched intestinal parasite prevalence in the indigenous Ngöbe community of southern Costa Rica. I experienced first-hand what it was like living in a community without potable water. This fieldwork underscored the connection between environmental conditions and public health; the water insecurity crisis faced daily by billions of people around the world is something I hope to mitigate with a career in international health. Through my experiences in the statistical, social, life, and earth sciences, I have studied a diverse array of public health topics ranging from socioeconomic health inequities to international health development strategies. My Earth and Environmental Studies major, on the other hand, highlights the scientific basis behind the changing dynamics of environmental health. As a Senior Research Intern at the Culture, Health and Environment Laboratory at ASU, I am researching global perceptions of climate change and disease relationships, that can one day help guide culturally competent and individualized disease prevention strategies.
After I complete my undergraduate degree, I wish to pursue an MPH and possibly a PhD in Epidemiology emphasizing environmental health. Afterwards, I aim to work as an applied or field epidemiologist. As an epidemiologist, I hope to contribute to research and programs that promote public wellbeing and health equality.