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Alumni Career Panel: Public Health and Human Rights

Date: Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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Richardson Auditorium

Beloit College Campus, Beloit, WI

Contact: Josh Moore, moorej, 2831

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As part of the Weissberg Fall Forum on Human Rights, four alumni working and studying in the field of public health will discuss their career paths and give advice for current students considering next steps after college.


Kidan Araya’13: Operations Specialist, One Health Institute at University of California Davis. Operations lead for PREDICT Senegal. She received her MA in Geography from University of Washington, focusing on anti-hunger, the right to food, global health and evaluation methods, and worked for one year with the HEAL Food Alliance.

Sandy Bogar’10: completed her PhD in Public and Community Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin (also in Milwaukee) in December and, as of January, has continued on at MCW as an instructor and research fellow in the Institute for Health & Equity.

Emily Knapp’10: doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also received a master's degree in Epidemiology. Her research interests include place-based and policy determinants of obesity. After graduating from Beloit in 2010, she worked for a nonprofit in Washington, DC on a national cystic fibrosis patient registry.

Amanda Mehl’06: Amanda Mehl, Beloit College class of 2006 is a registered nurse and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Mehl is currently the Public Health Administrator at the Boone County Health Department where she had served since February of 2012 as the Director of Personal Health Services and in September of 2016, took over her role as Public Health Administrator.

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