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•MPH Decision•

I decided to pursue my master's degree right after completing my undergrad because I wanted to learn more about public health, specifically health education and health promotion. I took an epidemiology course and a health promotion course while in my senior year of college, and saw the value that an MPH could have on my future career as a provider. I live in a community where there are many uninsured patients and a high prevalence of preventable diseases. I seek to become a PA that serves my local community, and I am very interested in primary care and population health. Because I seek not just to improve the health of one individual, but rather a community, for me, receiving my MPH would equip me with the skills required to tackle behavior change, research, and program implementations.
I only applied to two MPH programs and was accepted into both. I searched for a program that allowed me to serve my local community, was hybrid or online so I could still work, was in California, and that did not require the GRE because I had limited time. I applied to CSUSM because it is the school I did my undergrad at and USFCA because it is very established and has an excellent MPH program.
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The CSUSM program I applied to is hybrid, meaning I only go to class twice a week in the evenings, and the rest of the course is done online. USFCA’s program I applied for was completely online (because I did not want to move to San Francisco). _________
GO COUGARS!!! I chose to continue to be a cougar at CSUSM. Not only am I am alum from there, but the program has a new state of the art building, very diverse and educated professors, the commute is minimal, I get to engage in person with my peers and mentors, I am able to do my internship in my local community, the tuition was half that of USFCA, and the program is only 16 months, meaning I will graduate in December 2020!
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I am excited to continue my education @csusm and become a Public Health professional in my community as well as learn and practice many health education in health promotion concepts that will be valuable when I become a PA in the future.
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#mph #csusm


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First semester was so tough. I felt like a freshmen in high school lol. I would walk into the grad lounge and the cohorts above me looked at me like ‘why are you in here’ lol. My advise to first semester grads is: if you are working ask for the first month off (if possible). As soon as you get your clients info start looking into what standardized test you will be using and memorize it. If you haven’t master the ability to manage your time, NOW is the time to start. Start thinking about your research proposal. Also, you will feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t know what she/he is doing but I can guarantee you, you are not! I literally cried walking to my car every day wondering wth did I get myself into but in a couple of weeks I’ll be entering my 3rd semester (I did summer clinic) best of luck! #slpgrad #springcohort #fresnostate #slp2b #slpmemes #gradschooljourney


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I’m about to go into my second semester of grad school tomorrow and I can’t help to think about how far I’ve come in my academic career 😳😱😭 If someone told me 5 years ago that I would be living and studying in Sydney, Australia I wouldn’t have believed you. I’ll explain why. When I was 18, I moved to the Los Angeles area from Sacramento to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business at Cal Poly Pomona. At the time this pic was taken I legit thought LA was going to be my forever home!!! I was so excited to live that SoCal lifestyle and trust me, over the 4 years I was there- I did. Who knew that the reality after graduation was secretly moving halfway across the world to study for a Master in International Business?! At 23, I am actually EXTREMELY GRATEFUL some things didn’t work out the way I once wanted them to!!! This goes to show that when things don’t go as expected, TRUST THE REROUTE 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 BTW can we take a moment to zoom in on statue version of Duke?! He was judging me like “let go of me, you ain’t staying here forever TF” 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ #GradStudent #AmericanInAustralia


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My year long accelerated Master's degree in Infectious Diseases and Global Health been tough no doubt and well deserved to be done. I'm excited onto my new year and life! Thank you to all who helped me through this year. Hopefully I'll see you into my next year(s) working! 🤓👩🏽‍🔬🧪🧫🧬🔬🏁 #ARoadLessTraveled #gradschooljourney #gradschool #tuftsuniversity #infectiousdiseases #posterdesign #sciencenerd #stemgirls #womeninstem #sciencedegree #mastersdegree #masterstudy #gradschoolgraduate #finally #graduateschool #graduated🎓 #finishedgradschool #infectiousdiseasesscientist #infectious_diseases #itsover #donewithschool


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3 weeks left of this Internship, then on to the next part of the Journey! 🚀
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#gradstudent #msw #gradschooljourney #positiveenergy💫 #firstgeneration #motivated💪 #disciplined #keephumble #gradschoolgrind


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Spending this beautiful Saturday inside with my laptop and my journal articles
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I will admit- I am terrible at meal prepping! That’s the beauty of this journey- you don’t have to be perfect!
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It would be easy to grab a bag of chips and fluff my way through grad school but I set a goal a few months ago...
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I will be the healthiest I have been in my adult life by the time I graduate. I will not let the stress of full time school, clinicals, full time work, and general mom life prevent me from reaching that goal! I will succeed!
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And all of you will be my accountability partners! If you’re in need of someone to help you stay on track— 🙋🏽‍♀️
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Do you have a goal you need help achieving?


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Tomorrow marks the beginning of AMIRCI’s conference - an event I’ve spent the last year organizing along with a team of women. The energy and time that has gone into this event is enormous, but the drive and purpose behind the conference has remained clear. .

We are feminist maternal scholars, researchers, educators, activists and community workers, coming together to discuss, debate and share our research and experiences about motherhood in an age of neoliberalism and individualization. What are the ‘mothering myths’ that exist in our culture? How do we dismantle and challenge the patriarchal institution of motherhood and support/mobilize an empowered practice of mothering? And so many more questions... .

Keynote speakers are world famous scholars Prof Andrea O’Reilly, Prof Eva Cox, Dr Renate Klein and Dr Petra Bueskens - discussing maternal regret, universal basic income, surrogacy and the human rights of women and babies, and politicizing of motherhood, maternal citizenship and welfare. .

I cannot wait to see what unfolds over these 3 days and hear from over 60 speakers talk all things motherhood! Follow #beyondmotheringmyths for updates .

P.s snapped this selfie during set-up today and don’t think the rainbow around Dad’s ring is a coincidence ❤️


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Aliveness. Feet in the wet sand. Heart friends. Ripe sweet peach juice sticky on your fingers. 🍑

Wishing you such delights and comforts of soul in your summertime. 🌿

There are so many offerings spilling out of this latest season of my life. Stay up to date by also following @sacred_earth_retreats and @journey_to_the_self and signing up for my newsletter at the link in my profile! ✨

#theradianttable
#togetherisbetter
#gather
#community
#gradschooljourney
#somuchishere
#somuchtocome
@pacificapost


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GRAD SCHOOL UPDATE 📚📖📝 sooo it’s been a little over a week since my first semester ended. It’s been incredibly bittersweet how fast this journey is going! These past 4 months here in Sydney, Australia have really tested me and my strength. It even fueled a passion to finally finish up my secret project this university break. No matter what journey you are on all I have to say is to stop stressing!At the right time, the universe will give you what’s yours so keep the faith and stay strong. Sending love, peace, and happiness your way 🙏🏼🧿✨ #GradStudent #ILoveSydney #Australia
BTW: for anyone who really cares- this post doesn’t have any filters or edits. Just being me and taking in the beauty of life. Swipe for a short video. Kinda freeing don’t you think? ☺️🌻


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The end of yesterday's run in the park. Consistency has been a challenge but when I saw @runnersworldcoach Coach Jess get in a mile because of her busy schedule, I knew I had to keep trying. It's good to connect with great people who motivate, encourage, and inspire. My philosophy of care is not goal driven but it is to do all I can to reflect my core values. So happy to be outdoors and with gratitude I run. #gradschoollife #gradschooljourney #oldmanrunning #forestpark #stl #bekindtoyourself


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Monday, June 10th (last assignments)
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With my Daily To Do's list and my laptop ready to go, I'm prepping for my last week of the quarter.

Today, I'm working on assignment 1 of 3.
1. Career Consulting Plan
2. ANOVA Journaling Article Analysis
3. ANOVA Data Analysis Report

Pray that I get these turned in on time 😲. Not one single assignment has been on time this whole quarter 😩.
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#mondays #phd #phdstudent #phdwriting #phdjourney #roadtophd #gradschool #gradstudent #gradschooljourney #academicplanner #todolists #assignments #dataanalysis #researchmethodscourse #quantitative #coursework #assignments #statistics #inferentialstatistics #psychology #analysisassignments #careerplanningassignment #careerplanning #consultingcareeeplan #careerplanner #becomingmrsdrshannonthomison


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Like if you wish you were here ☀️🥰 Florida is a dream!
#florida #fortmyers #gradschooljourney #family


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Writing down and documenting my days in Florida with this super cute journal. Anyone else still journal on paper? I love to look back and see how much I’ve grown. Especially since this is the beginning of the series of off-campus placements, I want to make sure I remember it all through the stress! And to make sure when I’m old, I can look back on all the fun adventures 🙌🏼🤣
#journaling #writethingsdown #gradschool #gradschooljourney #florida


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"A wizard is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." Gandalf the Grey. The journey to getting my Master's has been filled with many unexpected twists and turns as all adventures are. Throughout everything the greatest challenge has been going at my own wizard's pace. Thankfully I have formed quite the fellowship who have helped me through the various challenges that have popped up on my path. #masterofarts #hehefarts #gradschooljourney #lordoftherings #thankful #onwardtonewadventures


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The Five Elephants strategy is my favorite. I have used it with kids and adults to ensure I am giving enough wait time before jumping in to help.
And it's so simple, just count: 1🐘,2🐘, 3🐘, 4🐘, 5🐘! (Count to yourself though #shhh)


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#gradapps pt3. Imagine hiring someone without being able to interview them, or online dating without the profile pics.. how daunting, you would surely need to use some measure to figure out if those people were the right fit for you. 🧠 I think that's what grad schools use GPA for. They want to see you as a student without really seeing you. So yes, it does matter because it shows your motivation and aptitude. **edit: it's worth noting that it doesn't matter more than all the other components of your application!** 🧠now whether it SHOULD matter.... is a discussion for another time. Lemme know if you want that post!


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#gradapps pt 2. GradCafe: to look or not to look that is the question. Honestly, I don't know a definitive answer to this. 🤷🏼‍♀️



My first year applying, looking was doing all kinds of damage to my mental health. I found myself playing the comparison game and not finding any practical support (like answers to logistical questions etc.) So I stopped
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This year, after submitting all my applications and when the anticipation was killing me... I logged on.
I found myself more able to be happy for other people's accomplishments without comparison. And I found the information about when schools will respond to be to be a relief
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Tldr; proceed with caution- everyone posts on there with stress and anticipation. Don't log on when that type of space is going to be harmful to your mental health.


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Ya girl just got into #gradschool! So this will be my brain for the next 2 years!! .
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A repost from: @ericwychow thanks for making such a cool visual!


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A quick feed before entering The Great Hall to Graduate with my PhD. My daughter was only 2 months old here. The plan was to feed her, pop her in a stretchy wrap carrier worn by my sister who would bounce her to sleep and then hopefully stay asleep (I.e quiet) throughout the graduation ceremony. Guess what? It worked 😄🙌🏼 ⠀⠀
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Having my baby girl there alongside my Mum and sister, walking across the same stage we spoke on at Dad’s funeral, accepting my degree in memory of him and for the future of Us - one of the most sacred, proud, special moments of my life for sure. Also feeding her successfully while wearing this gown and with her tongue tie - just as much of an achievement as the PhD yes!? 😋


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Cuando llegó y vi el diploma se me aguó el ojo. Meta cumpida: Doctora a los 30 ✔🙏Hasta después de casi cuatro meses logro estar un poco más descansada y comenzar a apreciar este logro y los nuevos caminos que se abren después de un gran sueño 🛣


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Soaking up these awesome friendships with an impromptu photo shoot. 22 days 21 hours 35 min til graduation but who’s keeping track 🤷🏾‍♂️ #babyblues #MOT2019 #texastech #TTUHSC #gradschooljourney


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I’m super excited for the summer and summer travels. So I ditched my shirt and started a series on my YouTube channel (link in bio).
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Broke Black Girl’s Travel Guide
Episode 1: “The Where”
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#youtube #youtuber #vlogger #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #blackgirlstraveltoo #blackgirltravel #blacktraveler #blackgirlmagic #gradstudent #graduatestudent #gradschooladvice #gradschooljourney #vacation #baecation


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Summer is upon us, let the traveling begin // My NEW YouTube video is my first episode of a short series called...
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Broke Black Girl’s Travel Guide
Episode 1: “The Where”
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(LINK IN BIO)
#youtube #youtuber #vlogger #travel #travelguide #traveladvice #blackgirlstraveltoo #blackgirltravel #blacktraveler #blackgirlmagic #gradstudent #graduatestudent #gradschooladvice #gradschooljourney #vacation #baecation


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