Tasneem Islam
This student profile is one of several originally published by the Universities at Shady Grove. You can r ead this and more stories , told by the students themselves, on their Student Stories page . I am a first-generation college student in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES)...Read more
Paula Escott
Paula Escott, a senior public health science major at the University of Maryland, received a Fulbright grant to fund a nine-month stay in Argentina, where she will research how telemedicine services can improve access to pediatric healthcare. Escott will travel to Hospital Juan P. Garrahan in...Read more
Felicia Davenport
Felicia Davenport earned her Bachelor of Science degree in the University of Maryland Public Health Science degree program at Shady Grove. Ms. Davenport persevered through financial and family challenges to earn her degree and was selected as the commencement speaker for the School of Public Health...Read more
Headshot of Sophie Dean
Sophie Dean majored in Public Health Science and English. She joined the major in Fall 2015, and in April 2016 was awarded the 2016 Library Award for Undergraduate Research . Her paper “The Detrimental Effects of Dietary Supplements” was written in the context of her course Introduction to...Read more
Class of 2020 Hometown: Stamford, CT High School: Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall What Made You Decide to Attend UMD? I decided to declare Public Health Science which I am really happy to have done. I really like UMD’s proximity to DC and has many job opportunities and internship...Read more
Leyla Merlo (BS, Public Health Science '19)
Leyla Merlo graduated in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in public health science and a minor in sustainability studies. While at the University of Maryland, Leyla was the president of ROOTS Africa , a student organization that works to promote sustainable agricultural practices in developing...Read more
The daughter of Egyptian refugees, Victoria Yedlin always felt a particular compassion for the international community. That’s why she leapt at the chance to travel to India as part of her studies in Behavioral and Community Health. In Northern India, Victoria shadowed a gynecologist and learned...Read more
Picture of Christina in her graduation robe with Testudo
Christina Memmott was among the first group of graduates from the College Park Public Health Science program. Since graduating in December 2016, she has been hired as a paid intern for Population Services International. There she will be working on HIV prevention, maternal health, family planning...Read more