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Sarah Wagener

Sarah Wagener

Division: Community Health Sciences

Expected Graduation Date: May 2016

Organizations: Radical Public Health (RPH)

Leadership Positions Held: Committee on Academic Progress-Student Representative, Community Health Sciences-Research Assistant, Radical Public Health- Activist and Event Planner, Washington University Alumni and Parents Admission Program-Prospective Student Interviewer, City Year Chicago School Culture and Climate-Alumni Volunteer,  Washington University in St. Louis -Resident Advisor for the Office of Residential Life, Assistant Director and Dramaturg for a Performing Arts Department, Director of "The Vagina Monologues" production

About Sarah

Sarah is a graduate student studying public health in the Community Health Sciences division at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Sarah is passionate about the health and wellness of adolescents and creating equitable educational environments for all young people to succeed and be healthy. She has worked in the after-school space in the non-profit sector in New York and in traditional educational settings in Chicago Public Schools through her AmeriCorps service. Sarah has experience empowering and leading teams, developing and implementing curricula and programs, and tutoring and mentoring adolescents. Topics in her programming experience include comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education, leadership development, and reading fluency and writing. Additionally, Sarah has experience working in theatre in Chicago and New York and loves for the Arts.

Why did you participate in Leadership Program?

I participated in the leadership program to meet other leaders on campus, to learn new leadership skills, and to better understand how to leverage my leadership skills at the graduate school level and as a future public health professional.

What skills were gained from your participation in the program?

Through my participation in the leadership program, I gained a better understanding of how to use social media to network with public health professionals. In addition, I am now able to identify my leadership style and how to more successfully lead and learn from others.

What will you do with your new responsibility as student ambassador?

If you are interested in better understanding yourself as a leader, learning how to maximize your leadership skills in the work and service you do, and eating delicious free food with fellow public health students who are interested in creating change in the world, then becoming a Student Ambassador through the leadership program is for you!

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