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Brad Wang ’23

Brad Wang ’23


Brad Wang ’23

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

“I chose Texas A&M’s School of Public Health because of the opportunities to do research and to gain a more in-depth perspective on public health. Once I got here, I felt super welcomed by the faculty and was able to develop strong relationships quickly. 

What has your experience been like in the program? 

“Coming into the program, I knew there were going to be opportunities for me to gain experience in the classes. I did not know how supported I was going to feel by faculty and my peers around me. Everyone is so quick to help you with anything you may need.” 

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

“The program has helped me establish professional relationships both within and outside the university and connected me with my practicum site at Rose Academies in Uganda. I hope to ultimately purse a doctorate in global health and know this experience will help prepare me for the next step of my educational journey.” 

What level of support have you received while in your program? 

“The support has been strong and positive. From the day I came to the university and went to the pre-graduate student seminar, the whole experience has been wonderful. The faculty have helped me determine my career path once I complete my MPH. My cohort is also very supportive and though we come from different backgrounds, we understand each other.” 

What do you think of the coursework? 

“The coursework is manageable. There are times that the coursework may seem overwhelming, but once you get the hang of it, you start developing skills that help you manage those times in the semester where there is a lot going on. One of the main things to learn is time management to help you get through all the coursework.” 

How do you feel you have changed, personally or professionally since the beginning of the program? 

“Personally, I have grown more comfortable with who I am and trust more in my abilities. Being at A&M, the recognition I have received has helped to build my confidence. I am now more willing to put myself out there and make my voice be heard.” 

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

“You are always going to feel welcomed here. It doesn’t matter where you come from or how you come, you’re going to find a place here for you. If you’re not sure where you fit in, the faculty and your peers will help you get to where you want to be. Nothing in life is easy. There are going to be good times and bad times but remember that you are surrounded by people who care about you and want to help you reach your goals.” 

What are your plans for the future? 

“After completing my MPH, I hope to purse my doctorate at A&M. I want to get a full hands-on experience and understanding of health disparities and learn how to best create change in these communities.” 

 What has been your favorite thing about the program? 

“My favorite thing about the program is the environment. My relationships with the faculty and the cohort go beyond the classroom. It is hard to describe but it has been nothing short of phenomenal.”

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