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.

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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Let’s all be Losers

…in terms of weight, I mean. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. Obesity can lead to conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types … Continue reading

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A Traveler With a Purpose

I consider myself a traveler with a purpose. If you have read my blogs within these past two years, you will notice that I love to travel. I categorize my travels into three different groups: pleasure service/volunteer/fellowship learning/studying abroad I’ve … Continue reading

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New Year, New Us

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m honored to be the first blogger to start off this Spring semester. I hope all of you had a great winter break. Since it is relatively still a new year, I want to talk about … Continue reading

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