2/24/21

An MPH.


Another life update! I'm headed back to school beginning this summer, this time for a Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a specialty in epidemiology. 

Questions answered: 

1. Why MPH? Why now? 
I've wanted to go back for my MPH since studying nutrition science at Tufts (more than 6 years ago!). Now that the kids are no longer newborns, it was time. There is such a need for communications skill in the field of public health, and for public health expertise in communicating on nutrition topics. The two go hand-in-hand, which is why I'll be staying at Edelman for the foreseeable future. We work with many public health orgs and other major decision-makers / impact-drivers in the field. 

2. Where are you going? 
Yale! Their faculty, access to research / research facilities, track focus in epidemiology, and program flexibility (this program is tailored to the schedules of working professionals) made the decision for me. 

3. How does this work with your schedule? 
I'll be doing the program part time while working full time, because I'm not willing to pause my career at Edelman... and houses cost money ;) 

4. Why are you moving at the same time? 
Gooood question. When Blake and I talked about me going back to school, we decided it would be best to try to make the move before the program began so that we didn't need to navigate during. 

5. When will you be going? 
Program starts in June 2021 and runs through June 2023. Yay! 

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