Student Spotlight: Tinuola Adebukola

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Chicago, Illinois

Undergraduate school and major/minor: Anthropology (Global Health & the Environment) Major and Psychology & Urban Studies Double Minor

Program at Brown: 3-2 MPH

Anticipated graduation date: Undergrad in May 2023; Graduate in May 2024

What are three things you have with you at all times:

Waterbottle, Lip gloss, Phone

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

I value spending quality time with my friends and family. I enjoy a good book, tv series, or an engaging movie to pass the time. I also often lose track of time scrolling through TikTok.

What first made you interested in studying public health?

As a child of immigrants, watching my parents navigate concerns about their health and my own, I noticed how different social factors can affect a person’s agency over their health. My mother’s motto of “health is wealth” lead to my understanding that I want to be a contributor championing the promotion and protection of the health of people in local communities.

What do you like most about the PRC?

The PRC community is amazing. I feel supported in the projects that I am working on and there is so much flexibility for me to work on projects across the center that I find interesting. Being a part of the PRC has allowed me to grow my network and also learn about novel public health research directly from our amazing research team.