Student Spotlight

Read what current and former students have to say about the Global Health minor at Miami University.

Jill Elfers

(Class of 2016)

photo of Jill ElfersFor me, Crossroad Health Center was really my best example of doing an internship that was real work. It was about helping people in the community. It wasn't abstract, it wasn't theoretical — it was real world, practical, 'here's this problem and we're going to try to fix it.' It truly helped me grow as a person.


Read what Jill had to say about her Over-the-Rhine internship and Winter Term trip to Oman.


Domenica Blasucci

(Class of 2016)

photo of Domenica BlasucciMiami has given me a lot of background knowledge on how I want to live my life. When it comes to nutrition, no matter what I do, I know that I need to be healthy and the best person that I can be before I go out and do things in the world. It's bringing me to understand what health means for me, and I've been figuring out how to apply that in the greater world so that everybody else can be their best.


Read what Domenica had to say about her volunteer and internship trips to Tanzania.


Mark Loh

(Class of 2015)

photo of Mark LohI have tailored my curriculum to develop skills that I will need for the work I want to do in the future. Biochemistry helps to build the strong science foundation required for medical school; however, I was able to expand my knowledge and skill set due to Miami's liberal arts education. Without it, I would have never found my love for Spanish and global health. They are just really cool subjects for me to learn.


Read what Mark had to say about his study abroad trips to Nicaragua.


Briana Deer

(Class of 2016)

photo of Briana DeerDuring my sophomore year, I became aware of the Global Health Studies minor…The [introductory] course was structured so that we had different professors from different departments all come in to teach the interdisciplinary aspects of global health.


Read what Briana had to say about her work in Uganda and Kenya.


Matthew Meeks

(Class of 2015)

photo of Matthew MeeksI would actually love to get my Master's in public health administration…I fell in love with the idea of providing healthcare to places that may not have the access that we have here.


Read what Matthew had to say about his study abroad experiences and the GHS minor.