Amanda Kaiser

Track: Stand-alone

Amanda Kaiser

Tell us about yourself:

I currently work for the Clinton County Health Department as the public health preparedness and medical reserve corps coordinator. There I develop and update county plans for infectious and environmental incidents that affect public health, organize Medical Reserve Corps volunteers for deployment to emergency locations, and also have the opportunity to present basic first-aid training to local elementary and middle schools. It’s exciting to see how the concepts I’ve learned in my public health classes translate to a work setting.

Your vision:

After graduation, I’m hoping to pursue a career in environmental epidemiology. I anticipate that a master’s degree in public health will allow me to take a more prestigious job after graduation.

Why Purdue:

One thing I particularly like about Purdue’s public health graduate program is the support that the faculty and other students provide. For example, whenever a student is doing a practicum or culminating project presentation, other students and faculty come and show genuine interest in what the student is presenting. The faculty members are also very helpful to students in finding part-time public health work while they study so they can get experience working in the field.

Your education:

I completed my undergraduate degree at Purdue University, and my undergraduate major was environmental health.

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