Jordan Trippett will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in public health – health promotion and health behavior this spring.
“Jordan is a leader among her peers, developing a platform called Public Health Discord, a place for public health students to share resources at OSU,” says Karen Elliot, CPHHS’ public health undergraduate internship coordinator. “It has been a way for students to connect with each other during the COVID pandemic.”
We asked Jordan about her time in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as she prepared for graduation.
What inspired you to study public health?
My passion for health equity and my interest in infectious diseases in society and how they impact different populations in different ways.
What are you most proud of from your time in the CPHHS?
I’m most proud of my time interning for the Corvallis School District’s Bike Safety Program.
What are the most memorable lessons you’ve learned as a student?
I’ve learned how important it is to network and make connections with other people in the community and public health field.
What will you miss the most about the CPHHS, OSU or Corvallis?
I’ll miss the beautiful OSU campus!
What’s next? What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to work for a year and then continue my education by getting my master of public health degree.
What does health and well-being mean to you?
To me, being healthy and having a high level of well-being means to have your important needs – social, physical, emotional, etc. – met.
Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Remember to take care of yourself, whatever that means for you. Your well-being is just as, if not more important than your grades.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Karen Elliot, thank you for being an awesome and supportive instructor. I am grateful for you!