Lauren Murfree

Track: MS + MPH

Lauren Murfree

Tell us about yourself:

I am a passionate advocate for reproductive justice in both local, state and national policy. This passionate has driven me to pursue community engagement through groups such as the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette (YWTF). Currently, I am the YWTF reproductive justice orgainzer and spend most of my free time collaborating with members for legislative research and community engagement activities such as canvassing for planned parenthood.

Your education:

I earned my undergraduate degree drom Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Your vision:

I beleive that Public Health and Anthropology are extremely impotant for my future career goals in the field of reproductive justice. Mastering both areas will provide me with the practical skills I need as a researcher and public health practitioner to make this impact in my community.

Why pair a MPH degree with your PhD/MS at Purdue:

I chose to pursue a dual degree in public health and anthropology as I want to make an impact on the way we talk about healthcare specifically Womxn (x denotes inclusion of people of color and transwomen within the definition of Womxn) in Indiana. Purdue's Public Health Program has offered me the ability to pursue both of my passions at the same time. Purdue is also world renowned for their rigorous programs and creating well prepared professionals.  

Your goals in the first year of the program:

The new legislative session is starting up, and I am excited to get back into community letter writing. Providing people in our community with the tools to show their voices to our representatives is highly rewarding.

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