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Michael Mastrosimone struggled to succeed in college, and he began believing that higher education was not meant for him. Now, he is on track to graduate from the online MPH program in Population and Health Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He shares the motivations, challenges and moments of revelation that have shaped his path in the field of public health.
Krissy Tate, MPH ’23
Having a connection with people has always been important to Krissy Tate, MPH ’23, who earned a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, whether that’s by dancing on a stage in front of an audience or by one day soon counseling patients as a registered dietitian nutritionist.
Allison Tuohy, BA ’19; Caroline Tuohy, BS ’21
Allison and Caroline Tuohy took different routes as they studied towards earning their degrees from the University of Michigan School of Public Health but reached a similar destination. Allison focused on a degree in Community and Global Public Health, while her younger sister, Caroline, majored in Public Health Sciences.
Umaima Abbasi, BA ’20
Umaima Abbasi, BA ’20, has encountered many reasons to care about addressing vaccine-preventable diseases. She grew up in Pakistan, where few immunizations were available and several infectious diseases ran rampant in her area, including malaria, dengue and polio. And in 2020, she lost her mom to the COVID-19 pandemic before vaccines were widely distributed.