Division: Health Policy Administration
Expected Graduation Date: May 2016
Organizations: Minority Students for the Advancement of Public Health (MSAPH)
Leadership Positions Held: UHP Student Community Advisory Committee, MSAPH-Executive Board Member, Kent State University Focus on the Future-President, Black United Students-President, My Brother, My Sister/ Vanguard-Co-founder, Mentor
As a Public Health professional, Nathaniel has been given the opportunity to shape his career around two important components: social justice and advocacy. His goal is to improve the overall quality of life for every citizen by improving the conditions that contribute to poor health outcomes. Nathaniel believes everyone is entitled to a happy life and has assumed responsibility to ensure that becomes a possibility.
Why did you participate in Leadership Program?
I participated in the leadership program to develop my skills as a leader. Upon attending UIC, it was important for me to start off strong in pursuit of my academic success and this program was the perfect opportunity to do so.
What skills were gained from your participation in the program?
I gained an invaluable skill which is an increased self-awareness. I gained a better understanding of myself, my capabilities and areas of focus that I can improve on.
What will you do with your new responsibility as student ambassador?
Others should become student ambassadors because this program gives individuals the opportunity to grow not only as a leader, but as a student as well as a person. It also enables others to connect with like-minded individuals who can ultimately become part of a support system.