Monday, December 24, 2012

Meet the 2013 C2C Cohort! (Audra's Teams)

We have 10 teams in the 2013 cohort, each comprised of one Emory student (from public health or nursing) and one Teach For America corps member or alum. We can't wait to meet them and get started in January!  

Lauren Nelson
Dept. of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health 
I was drawn to C2C because of my interests in teaching and public health. This program is a great opportunity for hands-on experience in a local classroom while gaining a deeper understanding of the dynamic relationship between education and health. I am excited about developing curriculum that not only improves health education, but also teaches applied public health skills as they relate to relevant math and science subjects. 

Keenan Davis
High School Chemistry and Biology, Carver Health Science and Research 
My vision for the classroom largely revolves around the notion of being future oriented--thinking about the future implications of one's current actions. I am constantly looking for opportunities to convince and motivate my students to think more about their near and distant futures and the impact that their choices today have on the potential for actualizing their goals. C2C has tremendous potential to expose my students to the effects of daily choices on their health, nutrition, and emotional well-being. 

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Heather Marsh
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health
I am excited to participate in C2C because I love teaching others, especially on health-related topics, and want to become a better teacher. I am really looking forward to getting experience in the classroom and learning through the experiences of my classmates. 

Afkera Daniel 
6th Grade Science, Woodland Middle School 
I am excited to be a part of C2C this year because it will allow me to bring health education to my students in the classroom. I am looking forward to working with my health partner to develop engaging lessons that will challenge my students to think outside of our daily content.
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Lauren Head
Pediatric Primary Care, Woodruff School of Nursing
I am eager to participate in C2C because community health promotion and education are essential components of pediatric primary care nursing and I believe this program will enable me to strengthen my skills in health care communication. I delight in working with children and anticipate that this experience will ultimately equip me with the experiences and knowledge necessary to be an effective pediatric primary care provider.

Kelsey Miller
Pre-Kindergarten, Kemp Primary School
I am excited to bring an MPH student into my classroom to ensure our nation's youngest scholars receive the health education they desperately need regarding proper nutrition, sleep habits, and oral hygiene. I'm also looking forward to working with my C2C partner in developing a plan to empower my students' parents and provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to overcome some of the greatest health challenges facing their families.

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Fodie Maguiraga
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health
My father taught for more than 25 years and he always inspired me. I still remember him taking my hand with the pencil in it and show me how to write when I was a 5-year-old boy. One of his wishes was that I would become a teacher. C2C will give me the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and interact with them in a giving and receiving process of leaning. As a future public health practitioner, C2C will help me learn how to organize and work with communities.

Kathleen Mitchell
7th Grade Science, Freedom Middle School
I am so excited to be a part of this class for a second year and being able to focus on the health issues that face the refugee population at my school; I think this will be as much of a learning experience for myself as it will be for my students.
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Uduak Bassey
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health
C2C serves as a unique chance for me to engage in public health through health education. I've never taught a class, although I have tutored. I have always admired teachers and the skills the profession affords. I believe C2C will challenge me in ways that would help my growth and development as a budding public health practitioner.

Nina Hyvarinen
7th Grade Science, Bethune Middle School 
I'm so excited to bring C2C back into my classroom this year to introduce my students to topics in health. They have so many questions about their own health and bodies that I know they will be excited about this too, and perhaps together we can inspire them to pursue careers in health!

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