Public Health Student Association
The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) serves graduate students interested in the public health discipline. The organization promotes a community of public health graduate students through interaction, peer support and mentoring. Through educational programs and professional development events, we strive to foster relationships between graduate students, public health practitioners and researchers. PHSA promotes the increased development of the Public Health Program as a whole by providing opportunities for input and feedback between faculty and students.
Each semester, PHSA provides opportunities for members to give back to the community. This includes volunteering at local organizations and on-campus events. Socials throughout the semester help to keep members connected to their public health colleagues. An annual trip to the Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference enables students to engage with public health professionals, students and faculty across the state.
President: Kristen Walker - email@example.com
Kristen Walker, President
Degree: Master’s in Public Health (MPH) – Health Statistics – May 2021 expected graduation.
About me: “I hope to work as an Epidemiologist in a state or local health department after graduation. FUN FACT: I have a golden retriever named Brody, whom I absolutely adore!”
Taylor Sabato, Vice President
Degree: Master’s in Public Health (MPH) - Health Statistics - May 2021 expected graduation.
About me: “Pursuing MPH was the best step for me in my journey to becoming a healthcare professional. The skills and education you receive as an MPH student allows you to critically think about how our healthcare systems function, how to identify gaps or problems in health, and how we can improve wellness for individuals and larger populations. I am eager to use these skills throughout my career!”
Aubrey Adams, Treasurer
Degree: Master’s in Public Health (MPH) – Family and Community Health – May 2021 expected graduation.
About me: “I graduated from Purdue with my bachelor's degree in December 2019 and loved the College of Health and Human Sciences so much, I couldn't leave just yet so my advice for fellow Boilermakers is to take advantage of all the opportunities the University has to offer. It truly is an incredible place and I have learned so much during my five years at Purdue. Find your niche and keep up the great work!”
Tessa Bauman, Secretary
Degree: Master’s in Public Health (MPH) – Family and Community Health – May 2022 expected graduation
About me: I plan to focus my future work in women’s reproductive health. A fun fact about me is that I am interning at Eli Lilly over the summer, so if you have any questions about Lilly or what I will be doing, feel free to ask me!
Hannah Gallion, Purdue Student Government Senator
Degree: Master’s in Public Health (MPH) – Health Statistics – May 2021 expected graduation
About me: Being a PSG Senator means that I work with the Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) very closely. After graduation, I want to work in infectious disease epidemiology and infection control and prevention. A fun fact about me is that I love baking pies and bread.
Shawn O'Brien, Alumni Representative
Degree: Master’s in Public Health (MPH) – Health Statistics – May 2022 expected graduation.
About me: “My position within the association was a newly established position as of fall 2020. In summer of 2020, after a 17-year career in the health and fitness industry and seven more years in sales, I decided to go back to school. Once I graduate, my MPH degree will layer with my previously earned Master’s in Exercise Science that focused on Human Performance.
FACTOIDS: I almost lost my life in a cliff diving accident. I was pretty lucky!”