Rula Othman is founder of the first and only Arab sorority in the nation, the Empowered Arab Sisterhood also known as Epsilon Alpha Sigma. As a Palestinian American woman, Othman spent her life seeking to find a balance between the cultural roots she was born with and the western norms she grew accustomed to living here in the US. Othman acquired a Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Medicine at the University of Southern California. She has hopes to one day pursue a public health career on a global scale with a focus on infectious diseases and vaccinology.
Matthew Berkley jokes that his first semester’s transcript looked like the alphabet, but missing the A’s, B’s and C’s. Learn how he not only turned it around, but about what he has found most important in his journey to success in graduate school, internships with the CDC and in the world of work. Hint: it isn’t getting straight A’s.
Kristin Myren is a go-getter. She had multiple job offers before she even graduated college. She had set her sights on working for a specific company in her dream location in the state of Colorado, and achieved that goal within 1 year of graduation. Kristin crushed her internship, creating a student wellness program for the University of Arizona Campus Recreation Office that left her internship preceptor raving that Kristen was the best intern she had ever had. This program was so well received, one of the largest non-profit community health centers in the United States had Kristin come and present her program to their leadership. Kristin provides tips galore, so listen and learn!
Paige DeWitt-Holub loves history and has an interest in social justice. Only a sophomore, she has already interned with the New York State Bureau of Historic preservation and also with Children’s Future International, which helps
underprivileged children in Cambodia pursue a lasting education and avoid tragedies such as human trafficking and child labor.
Daniel Marin interned with the Secret Service in Tucson, Arizona. In this interview Daniel explains how he was able to obtain the internship, some of the “crazy stuff” he has been a part of (in fact some was so crazy we had to edit it out!) and valuable lessons learned from one of the most recognizable law enforcement agencies in the world.