MPH Alumni Ambassadors
College of Health
The MPH Alumni Ambassadors are points of contact for prospective students who would like to learn more about what it’s like to be a Master of Public Health (MPH) student at Oregon State.
Please feel free to reach out to any of the alumni.
Colin Albi, MPH '17
Medical Surgical Nurse
St. Michael Medical Center
I would emphasize the wholesome feeling of closeness that I felt at Oregon State University. The campus was easy to learn and staff were not only interested in wanting to provide education but foster personal and professional development.
Jessica Barker, MPH '18
Health Engagement Director
Cigna Health Care
The faculty in the MPH program are very supportive in your graduate journey. I was an older student and I felt like my advisor and others really mentored me through the program.
Chris Burman, MPH, MTS '20
Springfield Utility Board
There isn't a large pool of universities in the northwest that offer a concentration in environmental and occupational health at the graduate level. Thankfully, OSU does because the town and school are fantastic for more than just education.
Christina Chac, MPH '23
Health Promotion and Health Behavior
Public Health is an exciting academic pursuit, especially at OSU! There are many opportunities and experiences that you can obtain at OSU and beyond. I wholeheartedly believe that it’s a field that they would love because it is practical and impactful in achieving positive health outcomes.
Andrew Glass, MPH '22
Samaritan Health Services
You won't find a friendlier, more compassion group of people than the ones who run the graduate program. I felt incredibly supported through the entire journey towards my MPH.
Maddie Kasimanickam, MPH '22
Public Health Ph.D. student
Oregon State University
The MPH program at OSU has a variety of disciplines and courses for everyone. I would highly recommend visiting the campus of your program if you can and connecting with members of the admissions staff or current students. Having the opportunity to do this as a prospective student helped me picture myself in the program.
Andrew Lafrenz, PhD, MPH '15
Associate Professor/Director of Integrative Health & Wellness and County Epidemiologist,
University of Portland and Columbia County Public Health Department
The applied and translational public health work we did in the classroom and in the community helped prepare me for a wide-range of jobs and careers in public health.
Ashley Vaughn, MPH '21
Oregon State University
While OSU may not have the name association that other programs have, the education that you will receive in the HPHB program is exceptional. I'm leaving the program with tangible skills and a large network which I greatly attribute to the faculty in this program.