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Alan Garcia Martinez '23

Alan Garcia Martinez '23


Alan Garcia Martinez '23

Why did you choose Texas A&M’s School of Public Health? 

“I am passionate about global health, and the opportunity provided by the School of Public Health and the Bush School to pursue in three years both a Master of Public Health degree and a Master of International Affairs degree is perfect for me.”

What has your experience been like in the program? 

“The professors are approachable, friendly, and take time out of their day to help their students. I love my peers in my program as we provide support to one another. I am passionate about public health and am excited to represent Texas A&M’s School of Public Health in my future career.”

How do you feel this program has helped you prepare for a post-grad career? 

“It has pushed me to think and work outside of my comfort zone. I've gained knowledge of how things work within the public health realm. You would never think that transportation or agriculture has anything to do with public health, but in reality, everything is related to public health in some way.” 

What do you think of the coursework? 

“I think it's an appropriate amount of work for a graduate student because although the coursework is challenging, it is manageable.” 

What advice would you give someone looking into A&M’s School of Public Health? 

“It is exciting to be part of a program whose reputation is growing nationally. There is an opportunity to make history here! Come check it out and see what the program has to offer” 

 What has been your favorite thing about the program? 

“There are a lot of opportunities to participate in events that the School of Public Health puts on. The school recognizes the program is rigorous and they want everyone to have a good time aside from schoolwork. The Aggie network is powerful and the connections I have made are incredible.”

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