Good news, everyone!

Dear reader(s), as you may or may not know, I have devoted my adult like to Public Health and healthcare. My careers as a lab tech and an epidemiologist have given me some of the most intense experiences in my life. I don’t see myself working in anything else than to serve humanity. (I’m such a Boy Scout.)

Over the last few years, I’ve been looking to apply and get accepted into a doctoral program in public health. This has led to several setbacks, moments of frustration, and feelings of inadequacy. Being rejected at anything will make you feel that way. However, instead of quitting, I doubled my efforts and worked to become a better candidate.

This all paid-off last week when I was accepted into the Doctor of Public Health program at Johns Hopkins. It’s a dream come true on so many levels. So many of the public health heroes that I admire have gone to that university; people whose books I’ve read and presentations I’ve attended.

I am humbled by the opportunity to learn and grow as en epidemiologist at that university.

The next few years will be tough, but I’m very much looking forward to the opportunities and challenges coming my way. I hope you too, through reading this blog, can come along for the ride.

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