Student Spotlight: Angeline Gacad

Angeline is a 1st year MPH student currently on sabbatical from the program for 2020 while she completes a Fulbright Fellowship in Malaysia. She will be teaching English and learning about their local public health initiatives.

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate Program: Villanova University: majored in Global Interdisciplinary studies

Three things you have with you at all times:

Phone wallet, small planner/notebook

What are your hobbies when you aren’t studying or working?

Reading, Coloring, Zumba, Singing and Cooking

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I have had a fun life in the performing arts. I was a singer for wedding ceremonies, avid musical theater performer, worked as a Disney princess for birthday parties, and modeled in a dance costume catalog in high school!

What’s your favorite Class and why?

Epidemiology with Dr. Kim Johnson because it was where I discovered I very much enjoyed studying Epidemiology concepts and decided to declare the Epidemiology/Biostatistics concentration!

What do you most like about the PRC?

I like the supportive environment created by all of the center leadership, program managers, and research assistants. It has been an amazing place to learn many different skills and see firsthand what public health research looks like from the researcher side. It has all been amazing. I am very grateful I applied for this position when I saw it on Symplicity over the summer.

Learn more about Angeline here and check out our other student, staff, and faculty spotlights!