Graduate Student Spotlights

Olivia Reyes

Community Public Health

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
The Community Public Health program at NYU Steinhardt was unique in the fact that it focused closely on specific community structures and settings within the context of global health. I liked that the program provided diverse learning opportunities - from immersion in New York's immigrant communities to study abroad internships and classes; there was a variety of ways to structure my own graduate education and career development.
My inspiration is:
my first boss, who has since become a mentor for me.
I would like to be remembered for:
moving advocacy and communications mediums forward through social media.
Something I collect:
are passport stamps. I love being able to travel, especially for public health learning opportunities.
Why I went to Graduate School:
to enhance my knowledge within the subject area, push my career development forward, and help make more of an impact in the community.
My best job ever:
Advocacy and communications for international health organizations.
A hobby I have is:
Practicing yoga.
The professor who influenced me the most:
Dr. Sally Guttmacher
My favorite place to study is:
at coffee shops
My best commuity service experience:
Thanksgiving Day at the Bowery shelter
My secret passion is:
charts - I love visual infographics.
If I could take a year off I would:
travel to developing countries to learn more about women and children's health in local contexts.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Phoenix, Arizona
What are your plans after you graduate?
Hopefully do a little more traveling and then embark on a career within Public Health Adovcacy & Communications
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
2009-10 / 2008-09 NYU Academic Scholarship 2009 NYU Study Abroad Scholarship 2006 Chairman's Award, The CORE Institute 2005-06 ASU General Scholarship 2004-05 ASU Walter Cronkite School, Tom E. Anderson Memorial Scholarship 2004-05 ASU Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Scholarship 2004-05 ASU Center for the Study of Religion & Conflict Undergraduate Fellowship 2004 ASU Residential Life Recognition of Achievement 2003-04 ASU Walter Cronkite School Recognition of Academic Achievement 2003 John C. Lincoln Hospital Certificate of Volunteer Recognition 2002 Peoria Unified School District Volunteer Recognition 2001 ZONTA Philippines: Regionals 2nd Place, Women's Spirit of Service Award
Community Service and Other Activities:
 The Bowery Mission - New York, New York, Thanksgiving Day Volunteer; Keep A Child Alive Student Summit - New York, New York, Group Leader, Volunteer; Kappa Tau Alpha. - ASU Chapter: Tempe, Arizona , Journalism & Mass Communications National Honor Society - Organization Member; Arizona Republic (Gannett) - Phoenix, Arizona, Guest Food Critic ; Presidential Debate at ASU - Tempe, Arizona , Media Credentialing Center: Volunteer ; ASU Multicultural Students Org.- Tempe, Arizona , Organization Member; ASU Young Devils - Tempe, Arizona, Steering Committee Member, President ; ASU Devils in Disguise Day - Tempe, Arizona, Devils in Disguise Volunteer ; Tempe Music Festival - Tempe, Arizona , Setup Volunteer ; ASU WebDevil - Tempe, Arizona, Online Newspaper: Contributing Photojournalist ; John C. Lincoln Hospital, Deer Valley - Phoenix, Arizona , Hospital Reception Volunteer; Apache Elementary - Peoria, Arizona , T.H.R.I.L.L. Seekers Reading Program Volunteer ; Hospicio de San Jose Orphanage - Manila, Philippines, Christmas Outreach Project Coordinator ; Glendale Community College The Voice - Glendale, Arizona , Student newspaper: Editor in Chief, Production Editor, Reporter; Phi Theta Kappa - Glendale, Arizona , 2-Year College Honor Society Member; Habitat for Humanity Philippines, Inc. - Manila, Philippines Woodrose Campus Chapter Founder & Chapter President