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Alumni Spotlight

Alice Hall-Partyka
Health Care Regulatory Attorney, H18 Crowell & Moring LLP
  • B.S. in Global Health & B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2014
  • Additional Degree(s):
    J.D. 2017, Stanford Law School
  • Words of encouragement
    "If you’re passionate about working in public health or health care, there are many ways to have an impact. Be open to different types of career paths!"
  • Favorite place to study on campus
    The courtyard by LiteraTea
Danielle Lee
Current PA student at USC – KECK Physician Assistant Program
  • Global Health, minors in International Relations and Natural Science, Class of 2015
  • Words of encouragement
    "Nourish what makes you feel confident, connected, content. Opportunity will rise to meet you."
  • Favorite place to study on campus
    Any open, empty classroom in VKC!
David Avenetti, DDS, MS, MPH
I am the Residency Program Director and an Associate Professor (tenure track) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies, Class of 2006
  • Additional Degree(s):
    I earned my DDS degree from UCLA School of Dentistry in 2010, I earned my Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2013. While at University of Washington, I concurrently earned an MS and MPH. My MPH was through the Department of Health Services where my MPH was supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
  • Words of encouragement
    "It is good to have a plan, but stay open minded since some of the best opportunities will be ones you never expect. For example, I always assumed that clinical dentistry was the only option, but I am able to apply my public health background through research, teaching, and patient care."
  • Favorite place to study on campus
    I actually liked to switch it up regularly; this allowed me to explore various buildings on campus.
Diana Cholakian Pearre
Graduating from fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, University of California, Irvine 2021. Starting in August at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center as a gynecologic oncologist
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 2009
  • Additional Degree(s):
    M.D., University of California, Irvine, 2013. Residency at Johns Hopkins in Gynecology & Obstetrics, 2017
  • Words of encouragement
    "Always walk with purpose, like you’re going somewhere, but don’t act like you own the place."
  • Favorite place to study on campus
    Empty classrooms in Grace Ford Salvatori Hall or Von Kleinsmid Center
Dr. Grace Boyd
Currently working as a physical therapist at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Spanish Minor – Class of 2016
  • Additional Degree(s):
    USC Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree – Class of 2019
  • Words of encouragement
    "Get involved and find a mentor! There are so many organizations/clubs on campus that connect people with similar interests and that can help connect you with mentors for your desired career path. My mentor from undergrad was the faculty advisor for the pre-physical therapy club I helped start and he is still mentoring me to this day!"
  • Favorite place to study on campus
    I studied everywhere! But I did like studying in the many private study rooms at the campus center since they were newer and had snack places nearby.
Dr. Travis Eurick
Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at Kaiser Permanente San Diego
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention B.S. and Human Biology B.A., Class of 2016
  • Additional Degree(s):
    M.D. at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Class of 2021
  • Words of encouragement
    "Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised."
  • Favorite place to study on campus
    Fending off an army of hungry squirrels on the lawn between Taper Hall and the music school!
Heidi Marie Banh
Current 3rd year medical student at UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • B.S. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies, Class of 2017; Minors in Applied Theatre Arts, Natural Science
  • Additional Degree(s):
    M.S. Global Medicine, USC, Class of 2018
  • Words of encouragement
    "Do not undervalue yourself, including your abilities, potential, and worthiness for self-love. Compassion for others begins with compassion for ourselves."
  • Favorite place to study on campus
    My favorite oasis on campus was the grassy area by the Thornton quad! I used to sit on one of the giant rocks in the middle of a busy day, and just breathe, write in my journal, and remind myself of all I had to be grateful for.
Jackson Fein
Second Year Medical Student