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Featured Student

Samantha LeValley

Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering

Why did you choose to join the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (CSGH)?
I joined because I was interested in learning more about global health and exploring ways to integrate it with the knowledge and skills I have as an engineer.

What is your favourite aspect of the CSGH?
My favourite part has been the opportunity to work with students from other disciplines. Coming from different backgrounds, we have our own experiences and perspectives and it has been enjoyable to share and learn from them.

How has the CSGH impacted your education/future goals?
The CSGH has pushed me to engage in unique experiences in grad school that I would not have gotten if I completed my engineering degree alone. After starting the CSGH I have also started to consider pursuing a job in the global health field after I graduate.

What have you learned about global health that you would like to share with prospective students?
I have learned that the field of global health is not straightforward, and the CSGH pushes you to think critically about that. As an engineer, we typically default to technical solutions because it is what we know, but that may not always be the best response. The specialization has pushed me to think critically about problems first before jumping to solutions.