My drive to improve public health in Nicaragua is grounded in my personal history. Growing up in a society where disease and mortality rates are disproportionately high due to a lack of resources and inadequate healthcare has inspired me to seek change in the field of public health. Through my coursework and internships, I have gained extensive knowledge and experience in public health strategies and interventions, and I intend to utilize these skills to make a meaningful impact on those in need.
Growing up in a country that has suffered from its share of natural disasters, I have always been drawn to the field of public health. I am passionate about making a difference in my community, improving health outcomes, and building resilience in the face of adverse events. Through years of study and practical work, I have honed my skills, increasing my expertise in the management of public health crises.
As a passionate individual with an ardent desire to improve the health of underserved communities, I believe that my education and experience have equipped me with the necessary skills to excel in the field of public health. Beyond the classroom, I have volunteered at a public health clinic sponsored by the Catholic church in Nicaragua during all my school vacations. This experience allowed me to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and to gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that exist in improving global health.
My experience working with medical professionals and patients has taught me the importance of comprehensive and accessible healthcare. As someone who has transcribed detailed and accurate descriptions of medications and treatment protocols, in both English and Spanish, I understand how vital it is to have this information readily available to patients. This is why I am excited to apply for an MPH Program, where I can continue to utilize my skills and knowledge to improve healthcare access and outcomes.
My passion for public health grew out of a transformative experience during a medical mission in my community. Through my work with a diverse team of medical professionals, I gained valuable skills in interdisciplinary collaboration and communication. This experience significantly boosted my confidence and strengthened my interpersonal abilities. Additionally, I had the opportunity to learn about the unique challenges that many individuals in my community faced, inspiring me to pursue a career in epidemiology.
As someone who is deeply passionate about the improvement of healthcare, I have decided to pursue an MPH degree that concentrates on Epidemiology. I believe that by focusing on the health risk factors in Nicaragua and removing them, we can significantly improve the overall health and wellness of the population. To achieve that, I plan to work closely with governmental institutions in Nicaragua, conducting intensive field research and assuming a leadership role in the community to bring about positive change.
As someone with a strong background in Microbiology, Chemistry, and advanced mathematical skills, I have long known that I wanted to work in a field where I could help people improve their lives. After spending time tutoring students in these subjects, I have gained a deep understanding of how science can be used to make real-world improvements in people's health. This is why I am excited to pursue an MPH program of study that will equip me with the skills and knowledge I need to help develop new and innovative public health solutions.
I have always believed that education is the key to making a difference in the world, which is why I'm excited to apply to a Master of Public Health program. Through my time as a math and science tutor, I have consistently met people of many diverse backgrounds, and have especially enjoyed opportunities to practice my English, which I have worked to perfect since childhood. In addition to my passion for making a difference in the world, I have a keen desire to learn more about the role that public health plays in shaping a healthier future.
As someone who is passionate about making a difference in people's lives, I am excited to be applying to the MPH program. Our ambitions and dreams are what keep us moving forward, and for me, that means dedicating my career to helping those in need. I am eager to learn everything I can about public health, so that I can do my part to make the world a better place.
Thank you for considering my application.
MPH Public Health Epidemiology Personal Purpose Statement