Mailman Student Voices

Ethiopia Offline

After witnessing a coup attempt, Columbia Public Health student Alexandra Ellis reflects on the value and challenges of being connected. 

Resilience in Ethiopia

Working in the midst of a cholera outbreak, one Columbia Mailman student reflects on the obstacles that threaten the health of rural communities.

Merging Two Paths: Climate Migration and Health System Preparedness

Nika Sabasteanski creates a unique summer practicum experience in Geneva, bringing together humnitarian assistance and climate change. 

Our Moment

Joaquin Effertz finds inspiration in public health movements of the past and encourages his classmates to seize the energy of the moment. 

Finding Your Path

For Kyle MacDonald, working in healthcare was always the goal. From pre-med college to medical school and then residency, he always had a degree of certainty that the path forward was rooted in medicine. That all changed in 2016. Read about Kyle's journey to public health. 

A Call To Pay It Forward and Build Community

Hector Sanchez Perez highlights the importance of community collaboration in solving the greatest public health challenges today. 

Public Health at 212 Degrees

Cynthia Kemp reflects on her time at Columbia Public Health and urges her fellow graduates to innovate, collaborate, and advocate as public health practitioners. 

Previous Student Posts

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