Mailman Student Voices

Turning the Public On to Public Health

Harnessing her passion for the arts, Erica Chung translates public health topics and science findings into language that everyone can understand. 

Recovery Mode: My Practicum in Puerto Rico

MPH student Tiffany Smith shares a photo essay from her summer practicum on discovering Puerto Rico beyond the wreckage of Hurricane Maria. 

More Than Human Health

A special tour of the Bronx Zoo offers a glimpse into what animals and ecology can teach humans about protecting health. 

Out of Sight: Menstrual Hygiene And American Disasters

Samantha Khandakji writes about how she came to see natural disasters as forces that pose additional pubvlic health and safety hazards for women. 

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. 

Previous Student Posts

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