Renata Ximenes

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Renata Ximenes

Tell us about some of your experiences as an undergraduate researcher:

While studying psychology in Brazil, I worked on a project focused on understanding the mechanisms of diabetes and strategies to educate low-income populations in Brazil about diabetes. In addition, I developed an educational program for a local school to educate low-income elementary children about good hygiene habits. While studying at Purdue, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant within the Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI). I also volunteered with multicultural elementary children and learned about socio-emotional factors that influence a positive development and school success. 

Future plans:

I plan to be a public health practitioner and to help improve people’s lives and their communities, and to reduce social inequality. I believe the Public Health Graduate Program at Purdue will give me the knowledge and tools to reach my goal and to be a successful professional out in the public health field. One thing I really like about Purdue’s program is the interaction with students from different expertise areas, which enrich the classes and bring us different points of views about health. 

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