Graduate Student Spotlights

Amanda Donnell

Community Public Health

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I choose to get my MPH at NYU because of the International concentration. NYU is unique because I can go to school in New York City and gain experience working in International Health Organizations without leaving the country.
My favorite course:
International population and family health
My biggest challenge is:
My favorite blog:
My roommates "New Yorker in Training Blog"
Why I went to Graduate School:
To get my mph so I can work for an International health organization
The worst gift I've ever received:
a striped turtleneck sweater
The most obscure research I've ever done:
Social and behavioral risk factors associated with HIV in MSM in Africa
The professor who influenced me the most:
My undergraduate advisor in anthropology
What I do to de-stress:
Watch movies
The place I would most like to visit is:
The pyramids in Egypt
My secret passion is:
My favorite line from a song is:
I'll ride this wave where it takes me

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Pittston, Maine
What are your plans after you graduate?
Work for an International non-profit doing HIV/AIDS education and program implementation
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
NYU Returned Peace Corps Scholarship Eckerd College Writing Excellence Award 
Community Service and Other Activities:
homeless shelter and soup kitchen peer education