Explore Public Health Alumni

Diana Flores was part of the 2013 Explore Public Health cohort, and loved it! Since then, she has graduated from the University of Colorado Denver, with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Diana currently work as Professional Research Assistant for the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. A couple of her studies are in regards to Weight loss and Type 2 diabetes prevention in women with recent gestational diabetes and spontaneous preterm birth prediction. She is also a regular volunteer with the Colorado Black Health Collaborative Barbershop Salon Health Outreach Program (BBSHOP) where volunteers and community health professionals visit local Black barbershops and salons to offer free blood pressure testing and glucose testing, as well as provide healthy living and healthcare access information.


William Mundo is a second-year student at the CSPH getting his MPH in Global Health Systems Management and Policy. Ever since finishing Explore Public Health, William has been involved as a student member and now as a Student Co-Director on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Public Health Association. William's public health activities range from community organizing, lobbying leadership officials, and advocating for public health policy. Most recently, William was contracted by the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials to conduct research for Health in All Policies.


Oluwadara (Dara) Oloyede is so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the Explore Public Health program. This program was an important stepping stone in solidifying her decision to pursue public health as a career.  In this she was able to learn about the different fields of public health and also connect and learn from peers and public health professionals. She completed this program her sophomore year of her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder and since then has worked as a student coordinator for Community Health (now renamed Health Promotions), and was an Undergraduate Research Assistant for a research project on children's health.  Through 'Explore Public Health', she met Ebele Mogo and got involved with her organization 'Engage Africa Foundation' and became the health news correspondent for non-communicable diseases. After graduation she went to Boston University for her MPH in Maternal and Child Health & Program Management. While being there, she became a MCH Fellow at the National Institute of Children's Health Quality (NICHQ), and now is completing her practicum. In addition she got involved with Big Sister Association as a Data and Evaluations intern.

 


 

Ivonne Ramirez participated in Explore Public Health in 2014. She graduated from CU Denver with a B.A. in public health and minor in health humanities. In her undergraduate career, she worked in health education and outreach to create health education events for Auraria students and was an intern at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Endocrinology department. Currently, she is an MPH student in the Community & Behavioral Health concentration. Being an MPH student has provided her the opportunity to continue being a student research assistant for Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). In ACCORDS, she is learning about multiple public health research projects and will begin working for a new study related to surgery outcomes this upcoming fall! 


Ashley Rankin graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Master of Biotechnology degree, and has contributed to studies in blood cancer research. Passionate about Public Health, she currently serves the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center in her role as training implementation. In her spare time, she volunteers to improve her local communities in the areas of health equity and food sustainability. 


Jennifer Villalobos received her Bachelors of Arts in Geography with a concentration in Environmental Science and Bachelors of Science in Public Health during Spring 2016 at the University of Colorado Denver. She will be graduating this August 2017 with a Master of Science in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her work in public health has mostly been centered around conducting research with the Latino communities and other underserved groups. She looks forward to moving back to Colorado after her masters to conduct her own community-based research to orient future policy in the direction that will benefit the communities that are served. She is also a proud Explore Public Health alumni!