Member Spotlight No. 2 - Aoife Megaw
"Since being a part of UPHC, I have gotten to meet people who are as passionate about public health as I am. I have found a support network...which has been invaluable"
Aoife is a second year intended public health major, hoping to pursue women's health advocacy, reproductive rights, and access to contraception, as well as health care policy. She has been an active member of the Health Policy and Advocacy committee (HPAC) for the past year, contributing greatly to the organizing and advertising efforts for HPAC's sexual health workshop and discussion circle last semester. Furthermore, her positive personality and smile are infectious for the rest of the committee and anyone who she meets!
"I love anything with a floral pattern or scent, the more 'old lady' the better."
About Aoife's Public Health Involvement:
"In the past, I have volunteered at Planned Parenthood and volunteered at TB and HIV clinics. Since coming to Cal, I got involved in the research project "Increasing Public Trust in Science", aimed at increasing vaccination rates in Marin county. I got to have one-on-one conversations (through phone banking and canvassing) with voters about their experiences with vaccines. I'm currently a Legacy Leader intern at the American Heart Association in Oakland."
About Aoife's Experience in Cal UPHC:
"Since being a part of UPHC, I have gotten to meet people who are as passionate about public health as I am. I have found a support network to guide me through the process of applying and pursuing public health, something which has been invaluable to me. Through the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee, I have been able to work on subjects that really interest me such as women's health. I especially loved the Sexpert workshop we were able to organize through the Tang Center. And during the general meetings, I've really grown from being able to talk to people from all areas on the spectrum of public health. "
Member Spotlight No. 1 - Danny Lee
"UPHC has been a great organization for...allowing students to organize and have an impact on issues they would like to tackle"