Priceless Moments

As I waited at the airport to go back home in Michigan, my weeklong fieldwork consumed my thoughts. This week afforded me many priceless memories and skills for my public health future career journey. One of those was the application of my passion in adolescent and community health. As an aspiring future minority health leader,…

Saying Goodbye to the Valley

At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday I flew out of McAllen airport, leaving the Rio Grande Valley behind. It was definitely bittersweet. I was happy to be heading home, as I’ve been traveling for awhile, but my thoughts were still with the students and people I had met in the valley. Now I am back here,…

Lessons Learned

  Well, the week is over and we’re headed back north to the cold and snow. Back to our bubble that is Ann Arbor and to learn more about the research and public health skills necessary to do the work we accomplished this week. I am so thankful, proud, and happy to have spent my…

Adiós Texas

Sitting in the McAllen airport waiting for my flight back to Dallas and then Detroit I am thinking about all of the things we did this week. Between touring the Progreso International Bridge, seeing the ‘Wall’ that supposedly separates the US and Mexico, seeing dozens of women working towards a healthy lifestyle together, and getting…

Just as I Feared, The End Is Near

As I currently sit in the McAllen airport, I am very reflective about my experiences from the past week. This week, I gathered community-based data with my colleague Grace for the Tu Salud Si Cuenta program in Cameron County, Texas. Through this experience, I have learned so much. I have also had the pleasure of…

It’s already over?!

This week absolutely flew by. I am so impressed by how much our group was able to accomplish in just one week! We recruited 452 students, we entered 75 surveys into SPSS, we completed preliminary analyses of the data, we gave a final presentation on our experience/findings, and we wrote a final report about the…