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#2023Trojan: Meet Virginia Yoandra Lopez, Master of Public Health Online Program Graduate

Virginia Yoandra Lopez earns her Master of Public Health from USC.

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences May 15, 2023
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Why did you choose to pursue your degree at USC?

I chose to pursue my MPH at USC to enhance my knowledge on Public Health.

What is one of your favorite memories from your program?

My favorite memory from my program was the willingness of the professors to provide help when needed.

What course in your program did you enjoy the most and why?

PM528 Program Design and Evaluation because it allowed me to know how to design my own program which I think is very valuable.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

It is not easy, especially if you have children like I did, but it is very manageable and it will be worth it at the end.

Where did you complete your practicum requirement and what did you learn from your experience?

Tulare Public Health: I learned how to use all of my knowledge from this program and apply it in my internship.

What are you planning to do after graduation?

I am looking for a job at a Public Health agency or a local organization in Tulare County.