Julie Louangchoumphonh

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Julie Louangchoumphonh

Julie Louangchoumphonh

Health disco academic program
Human Development and Family Sciences, Education with an option in Health Teaching
healthy disco cohort year
2024

Why did you choose the College of Health at OSU to pursue your studies?

I selected OSU for my studies due to the range of opportunities it provides, a community that feels like home, and a diverse range of majors. Additionally, the university offers numerous avenues to gain research experience and explore various opportunities.

What sparked your interest in health?

Health is a topic that fascinates me due to its multidimensional nature, requiring empathy, understanding and compassion. Having experienced my own mental health challenges, I aim to assist individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status, in achieving optimal well-being.

Why are you interested in research?

Having the chance to delve into complex and challenging research has equipped me with the ability to think critically, analyze and interpret peer-reviewed studies, and understand the various disparities in communities. Research has been a hidden blessing, allowing me to discover more about myself and my true capabilities through the process.

What research will you be working on and with whom?

Together with Dr. Ashley Clayton and Dr. Tenisha Tevis, my research focuses on counselors' understanding of advising students, with a specific focus on DACA recipients and students from rural communities. This study aims to broaden my understanding of students and advising procedures.

What are your future career and/or academic plans?

My current aspiration is to pursue a career in teaching health or oncology social work. Regardless of the path I choose, I aim to work with adolescents and support them in reaching their full potential.

  

The Healthy Discoveries undergraduate research program is made possible with the generous support of the Patricia Valian Reser Fund for Experiential Learning.