Hello! My name is Paul Reeping and I am a first-year SM2 Epidemiology student. I grew up in Pittsburgh, where I also went to school at the University of Pittsburgh studying microbiology. The last three years I spent in Chicago where I was a 10th grade Environmental Science Teacher and completed my time as a 2012 Chicago Corps member through Teach for America. I will be concentrating in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and I am particularly interested in the evolution of diseases as well as the intersection of infectious disease and gun violence. I am excited to be joining the class of 2017 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and feel privileged to serve as the Office of Diversity’s Student Ambassador for the Epidemiology Department and the Student Government’s Epidemiology Department Representative.
Through this role, I hope that I am able to create true inclusiveness in the Epidemiology Department and the school as a whole. I have a passion for social justice and diversity inclusion and I am always looking to how I can improve the world around me through these lenses. I will also be co-coordinating the 4th annual Youth and Public Health Conference at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, which seeks to introduce local high school students to the field of public health.
Please feel free to reach out to me regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas about the Epidemiology Department, or if you would like to get more involved in the Youth and Public Health Conference. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Talk to you soon!