Student Spotlight: Leah Nason

Hometown: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate school and major/minor: University of Rochester – B.S. Brain and Cognitive Sciences and B.A. Health, Behavior, and Society
Program at Brown: MPH/MSW
Anticipated graduation date: May 2023
Three things you have with you at all times: In an ideal world, a cat, a camera, and a giant mug of Earl Grey tea.

What are your hobbies or activities when you aren’t studying or working?
In my free time, you can find me snapping blurry film photos with friends, jamming out to Kacey Musgraves, and training for the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon. I’m also binging The White Lotus on HBO. I’m a fan of Aubrey Plaza.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
I would make an excellent house cat in another life.

What is a cause your passionate about?
I’m passionate about using data and storytelling to advance health equity. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to explore my interests here at the PRC on the PARCS project.

What have you learned (or are learning) that has made a difference to you?
While I’m not on the clinical social work track, I’ve learned so much from my foundational social work coursework in mental health. I’m excited to take Differential Diagnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy next semester

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