Author Archives: Christine

About Christine

I am a MPH student with UMCP at USG. Come along with me on my journey of going from an undergrad student to a grad student, making the most of college, being involved on both campuses, sharing interesting tidbits, exploring new found treasures, and being on this rollercoaster ride called life.

Thank you & Good Bye

Hello Everyone, This will be the last blog post I will write as a student and recent graduate of a program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The past 2 years as a student blogger has given me a … Continue reading

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Arrival to the Kingdom

I don’t know what’s harder: leaving home for 27 months or making a new country/culture/language your home for over 2 years when you don’t speak an ounce of the language. Either way, here I am in Cambodia: the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Preparing for Peace Corps

THE WAIT IS OVER! I finally received my medical clearance to go work in Cambodia! To those who have been following my blog posts regularly or semi-regularly for the past 2 years or so, you will already know about my passion … Continue reading

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Embracing the Unknown

Have you ever waited for something for weeks or months? A letter of acceptance from your first choice college, a call for an interview at a dream job, and so on… I have a job right after graduation: to serve … Continue reading

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Transitioning to a Post-Grad life

Hey everyone, guess what?!?!?!? I RECEIVED MY MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH!!!!!!! This is definitely a big change for me. As you all know, changes are hard. Even a minor change like taking an alternate route to work can take a toll … Continue reading

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Losers, We Were!

A few months ago, I wrote a blog called “Let’s all be Losers” to talk about my struggles with weight loss and my recent diagnoses of diabetes and hypertension. I really wanted to transition to a healthier living so I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Hard Work on Display

Last Friday, one of our Bloggers, Rebecca, talked about the research she is doing for UMBC’s Undergraduate Research Day in her article “Presentations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly“. It was so relatable, and I feel like most of us students … Continue reading

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Peru in my Shoes (A Study Abroad Story Part 2)

The highlight of my UMD Short Term Study Abroad experience in Peru includes: being bitten by a snake in the Amazon jungle (it was literally in my shoes!), eating delicious food in Barranco (art district), ending up at an erotica … Continue reading

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Peru in my Shoes (A Study Abroad Story Part 1)

Hello from Peru! I hope everyone is having a great first day of Spring Break! (Sorry if you’re not on Spring Break right now.) I just want to share with everyone what I am up to during my Spring Break. I’m … Continue reading

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Active Citizens

Have you heard of Alternative Breaks? It enables students to participate in short-term service-learning experiences that challenge social, political and economic structures of our global community. I’ve been part of this community for several years now, and I love it! I … Continue reading

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