Students, sharing an interest in humanitarian emergencies, come together from diverse backgrounds and experiences to develop the skills necessary for effective intervention. During their time with the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies they build the technical skills and subject knowledge essential to a career in humanitarian response. 15-25 students are selected each year to participate in the Complex Humanitarian Emergencies graduate certificate program. Explore the profiles of three 2018 cohort students below.
Maria Jolly graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors of Science with Distinction in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability and Minors in Molecular Cellular Biology and Chemistry. She is now studying to receive her MSPH in Environmental Health and Epidemiology. Maria is co-president of Students for Social Justice and is working at the Emory HERCULES research center, looking at how a lifetime of environmental exposures impact health.
Jennifer Pigoga is a first-year Global Epidemiology MPH student. Prior to her time at Emory, she earned a BS/BA in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Rhode Island and a MSc in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town.
Aaron is a First Year Global Health MPH Candidate at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Aaron earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology with coursework in Emergency Management and International Relations from Western Carolina University in December 2014. He is currently a Type I Wild-land firefighter, Incident Command Instructor & EMT and works in Atlanta providing medical care to at-risk urban populations.