Mailman Student Voices

I'm a Mailman Dreamer

A first-year SMS student describes his journey as a Dreamer whose undocumented status led him to discover his passion for public health. ​

Updates From a Friend

Following her practicum in Jordan, Lainey Freels reflects on a hopeful reunion with a friend she met while conducting interviews with refugees. 

Learning to Lead

Four Mailman students launch CEWL: Columbia Emerging Women's Leadership with the goal of changing the face of public health leadership. 

When Disaster Strikes

How Mailman students are learning from professionals on the front lines of public health to better prepare for future catastrophes. 

Roots, Reflection, and Action: Supporting Puerto Rico

An Environmental Health Sciences doctoral candidate explains his personal connection to Puerto Rico and what he's doing to bring relief to the island.

Unspoken and Unheard: Mental Health in Ghana

Essie Quakyi, a second-year MPH student, describes the state of mental health in Ghana and the changes needed there. 

Weathering the Storm

A dual degree MSW/MPH student takes the reader to the Colombian coast where the peace process is underway after 50 years of conflict.

Previous Student Posts

Read more posts from Mailman's students in the field, classroom and reporting from around the world.