Who We Are

RSA LEADERS 2017-2018

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

Hey y’all! My name is Carter McCormick and I am a second-year Global Health student in the Infectious Disease concentration. Although I grew up in Gainesville, Florida

Carter McCormick

(Go Gators!), I am a proud alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!), where I completed a BA in Public Policy, focusing on US and Global Health Policy, and Exercise and Sport Science. Following graduation, I worked in Fraternity and Sorority Life at the national level for a year before starting my MPH. I chose Rollins for a plethora of reasons, but two in particular being the location in one of the Public Health capitals of the world and the Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) job program, which truly sets Rollins apart from other schools of public health. My public health interest primarily revolve around Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Mass Drug Administrations, and physical activity. Here at Rollins, I serve on the executive boards of the Emory Global Health Organization, Rollins Health Collaborative, and Jewish Students in Public Health, and am a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I also have had a REAL job at a nonprofit doing consumer advocacy, did a practicum in on a WASH program in Kenya, and helped with research in the Exercise is Medicine Global Research and Collaboration Center. I’m excited for you to love Rollins as much as I do!

Erika Lyles

Hi! My name is Erika Lyles and I am a second year Behavioral Science and Health Education student at Rollins. I was raised in Houston, TX (original home of Beyonce) and I graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelors’ in Media Production/Film and a minor in Studio Arts. While I was an undergraduate student, I became involved in many advocacy groups, including GLOBAL (the LGBTQIA political and social student organization), the Women’s Resource Center, the LGBT Resource Center, and Gamma Rho Lambda, an all-inclusive LGBTQIA-based sorority that I helped found and for which I served as president. My goal is to use the training I receive during my MPH to bring attention to shortcomings in physical and mental health care for underserved minority populations by assessing community health needs, developing health outreach programs, and developing preventative approaches. The diverse experiences of staff, professors and our own fellow RSPH students are irreplaceable and will encourage you to grow within your two years. No matter what your focus is, Rollins sincerely wants you to succeed and we will maximize your time here to get you where you want to be. I look forward to answering all of your questions and welcoming you into the Rollins family!

Meredith Yinger

Hi! My name is Meredith Yinger and I am a second year Health Policy and Management student at Rollins. I am originally from Maryland, right outside of Washington, D.C., and I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. In my year between undergrad and Rollins, I worked as an EMT and a Patient Care Tech at a women’s hospital in Pittsburgh. I am a northeasterner at heart, but I love living in Atlanta and being able to explore the south. Currently, I am working at the Emory Autism Center on 2 different projects. One of my favorite things about Rollins is all of the career development opportunities that we have as students, along with the incredible education we get inside the classroom. I am excited to meet you and show you all of the great things about this school!


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.