I bring a unique background in the performing arts as well as data analysis to my studies in public health. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Acting (Guthrie Theater Program) as well as a BA in Anthropology (Summa cum Laude). I served as a Research Assistant for the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center and published numerous articles examining the social behavior of chimpanzees. My interests in Biological Anthropology and the performing arts merged when I won a Sullivan Scholarship to direct research in Tanzania for a year. For six months I worked on an initiative with Envirocare that developed public theater pieces to address sustainable waste disposal in densely populated districts in Dar es Salaam. During the next six months I completed fieldwork in Gombe National Park studying chimpanzee behavior. Upon returning to the states, I led numerous awardwinning arts and health development initiatives in Philadelphia. Most notably, GPSBodies incorporated game developers from Drexel University and young artists from Philadelphia’s LGBT youth service organization, The Attic Youth Center, to create a GPSbased app that queer youth used to access local HIV resources and share stories. I moved to Atlanta in order to be immersed with internationally renowned faculty who share his passion for rigorous data driven research that combines creative problem solving for public health interventions. At Rollins, I am the VicePresident of the mHealth Student Collaboration and an active member with the LGBT Student Group.
Hello! My Name is Marissa Fraire and I am a first year Global Health Student with a focus on Infectious Diseases. I was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia. I graduated from Dalton State College in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Biology with a Chemistry minor. I am currently working as a REAL (Rollins Earn and Learn) Laboratory Assistant with Emory University and CDC where I am learning more about public health research in regards to infectious diseases. I came to Rollins not only because of the proximity to my hometown, but because of the incredibly inviting and friendly atmosphere Rollins provided during my multiple visits. Everyone from professors, ADAPs, staff, and students are always more than happy to lend a helping hand. You will not regret coming to Rollins! This is truly a great community to be a part of! As a Georgia native, please feel free to email me any questions you have about Atlanta life or activities to do outside of Atlanta!
Hey y’all! My name is Carter McCormick and I am a first-year Global Health student in the Infectious Disease concentration. Although I grew up in Gainesville, Florida
(Go Gators!), I am a proud alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!), where I completed a BA in Public Policy, focusing on US and Global Health Policy, and Exercise and Sport Science. Following graduation, I worked in Fraternity and Sorority Life at the national level for a year before starting my MPH. I chose Rollins for a plethora of reasons, but two in particular being the location in one of the Public Health capitals of the world and the Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) job program, which truly sets Rollins apart from other schools of public health. My public health interest primarily revolve around Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Mass Drug Administrations, and physical activity. Here at Rollins, I serve on the executive boards of the Emory Global Health Organization, Rollins mHealth Collaborative, and Jewish Students in Public Health, and am a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I also have a REAL job at a nonprofit doing consumer advocacy on health, energy, and financial matters and help with research in the Exercise is Medicine Global Research and Collaboration Center. I’m excited for you to love Rollins as much as I do!
Hi everyone! My name is Elena and I’m a second year in Global Health concentrating on Community Health and Development and Maternal and Child Health. Born in Chicago, I have moved around too much to have one place to call home. So for now, Atlanta is home. I graduated from Emory with a major in French and Italian and now I’m back again (except on the other side of the bridge this time). Attending Rollins has been a whirlwind adventure because of the fantastic opportunities available and the incredible people I have met. The caliber of students and professors is unparalleled. I am thrilled to be involved with Rollins Ambassadors and happy to answer any and all questions.
Hi! My name is Anjelica, but most of my friends know me as Jelly. I am a first year Global Health student with a focus in Infectious Disease. Before coming to Rollins
, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Indonesia where I taught English at a madrassa. I chose Rollins because of the unique Complex Humanitarian Emergencies certificate program that is offered in conjunction with the CDC, along with the diversity of students and professors and the ability to network with top members of the field. As an Atlanta native, I absolutely love this city and everything it has to offer! Selecting Rollins has been a wonderful decision and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with you!