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Honoring the Legacies of Those She Loves

Carmelita Perrien Naccarato

Growing up, bachelor's student Carmelita Perrien Naccarato was surrounded by the untimely deaths of family members. But their stories became one of the driving forces behind her interest in health. Now at Michigan Public Health, honoring the legacy of those she loves inspires her pursuit of public health. Read more

Kate Wilhelmi

Supporting Education and Promoting Wellness

Kate Wilhelmi

Kate Wilhelmi started her career in working with students as an educator. Now she’s empowering students on their journeys in public health, and helping them stay fit along the way. Read more

Tanaka Chavanduka

From Political Refugee to Advocate for Adolescent Health

Tanaka Chavanduka, MPH ‘18

Tanaka Chavanduka was just four years old when his family fled from persecution in Zimbabwe. Despite the hardships Tanaka encountered, he was able to excel academically. Now he’s working to make a positive impact on marginalized communities and the country that helped him thrive. Read more

Stephen Salerno

Statistics Served with Love: A Family Passion for Nourishing the Community

Stephen Salerno, MS ’18

How does biostatistics keep doctoral student Stephen Salerno connected to his family’s passion for feeding people? He makes sure every research and volunteer experience is a chance to feed local and global communities with accessible data that helps alleviate and prevent health problems and health disparities. Read more