Meet the Ambassadors

RSA LEADERS 2018-2019

Managing the RSA team are two Ambassador Leaders who support, advise, and train.

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Lisa Emerson

My name is Lisa and I’m a MSPH Global Epidemiology candidate. I grew up in Western North Carolina and attended Clemson University for my undergraduate degree (Go Tigers!). After graduating Clemson I worked for a year for a Maternal-Fetal Medicine office then chose to come to RSPH to work with faculty who match my interests. My main research interests include infectious disease, WASH, and neglected tropical diseases. After my MSPH degree I hope to continue on to my PhD and work towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases. In my time at RSPH I’ve come to love the community of students, the many opportunities we have, and the local brunch scene! I can’t wait to meet you and tell you all about why I love Rollins!


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Jake Horvath

Hey, y’all! My name is Jake Horvath and I am a second year in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. I was born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I attended the Ohio State University where I received my Bachelors of Science in Public Health with a concentration in environmental public health. I initially became interested in public health as I explored the medical field and realized that my passion lies beyond the individualistic focus of medicine. After taking an introductory undergraduate course in public health sociology, I was fascinated with public health theory and health behavior; and, this is why I chose to pursue my Masters in BSHE. I am particularly interested with LGBTQ+ health and mental health, especially among college-age adults. Currently, I am working as a House Director for the Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter at Emory. I was drawn to Rollins for its renowned reputation and commitment of the faculty, staff, and students to their work and the field of public health. Rollins is a place like no other; the faculty are genuinely interested in the success of their students, opportunities to explore your public health interests are endless, and the skills that you will develop are unmatched. I am excited to meet you, share my experience, and learn why you are passionate about public health.



If your department of interest is not represented by a current ambassador please contact us and we will gladly connect you with a student in the department.