Why Students choose the School of Public Health

Zuleyma Ruiz

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Program:

MPH in Health Policy and Management 

Origins:

Oak Cliff, Texas

Undergraduate:

Business Administration and Public Health

Professional Interests:

Federal Government and Public Service

Involvement:

National Ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH); Texas A&M Chancellor’s Student Council; Vice President of the Student Governing Board of the Texas A&M Health Science Center; Treasurer of the Texas A&M Public Health Student Association

 

“My desire is to work with rural communities on health care disparities. The idea of helping those who need it most is a quality exemplified by my professors that has greatly impacted me.”

 

After completing an internship at the Department of Health and Human Services in Maryland, I realized I wanted to learn more about public health policy. I was thrilled when I was accepted into the Health Policy and Management master’s degree program at the Texas A&M School of Public Health.

At the school, I found a place to pursue my graduate studies where I felt tremendously supported. I was a part of a community where I was encouraged not only by my professors, but by my peers.

I found it very easy to get involved at the school and met so many great people. I had the privilege of serving as a National Ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. I also was honored to be on the Texas A&M Chancellor’s Student Council for the Health Science System, Treasurer of the Student Governing Board at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and a member of the Texas A&M Public Health Student Association.

I hope to work with rural communities on health care disparities. The idea of helping those who need it most is a quality exemplified by my professors that greatly impacted me.

Zuleyma currently serves as a public health advisor for the CDC in Houston.