Mina Halpern’s interest in global health issues began when she worked as a peer educator at Planned Parenthood while attending high school in Olympia. She says this experience sparked a passion for HIV research, eventually leading her to the University of Washington, where she graduated with a Master’s in Public Health in 2006.
A belief in health and equity for all people – and understanding the challenges that underrepresented minorities can face – sparked Courtney Jackson’s path in global health. As an MPH student at the University of Washington, Jackson was able to thrive by finding strong women of color mentors along the way who helped create a space of belonging.
Today Jackson was named among the University of Washington’s Husky 100, the university’s top award honoring UW students who display exemplary work in their respective fields.
On World Health Day 2018, global health students from the University of Washington Department of Global Health share their views on global health.
Learn more about our Master of Public Health in Global Health program.