Hi! My name is Gabby D’Angelo and I am a second year Global Environmental Health student. I grew up in South Florida, just outside of Fort Lauderdale, and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Spanish Language. After graduating, I took a short year off from school to work as a medical scribe where I had the opportunity to work in four different Emergency Rooms across the country. This experience led me to pursue my MPH and I have been thrilled with my decision to attend Rollins every single day! In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor adventures and consuming delicious food; both of which are widely available in Atlanta. I can’t wait to get to know you all and share with you everything that Atlanta and the Rollins community have to offer!
My name is Steven Sola, and I am a second year Environmental Health-Epidemiology (EH-EPI) student. I was born and raised in Concord, CA, but I attended undergrad at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR, where I graduated with a degree in Sociology. A lot of my life has been filled with community service, and I knew that I didn’t want to go straight to graduate school, so I decided to sign up for the Peace Corps and was sent to live in East Java, Indonesia. Although my main responsibility was teaching English, my most memorable parts of my service were the great conversations I had and the amazing food that I ate. After serving in the Peace Corps, I found my way to Atlanta and Rollins. My academic passions include water and foodborne diseases, along with a little bit of zoonotic diseases. My career goals include becoming an epidemiologist, either at the state or national level, and eventually working for MSF or one of the UN agencies as an applied epidemiologist. If any of this interests you as well, let’s talk! Welcome to Rollins! I’m sure you’ll find this place as welcoming and full of amazing and passionate people as I have!
Hey! My name is Abena Twumasi and I am a second year Global Environmental Health student at Rollins. Originally from Sweden, I moved to Ghana, West Africa where I eventually graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. I spent some time after my degree working in at the university as a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Environmental Science. It was during this time that I put together the elements of what I loved doing: improving health outcomes, working with vulnerable populations, research and travel – that eventually brought me to the world of public health. Public health was what I wanted to do and Rollins was definitely the right place for it! The amalgamation of a world class education and the genuine sense of support from the diverse Rollins community, including a highly accomplished school faculty at RSPH gives you an unmatched learning experience and exposure! Get ready for an amazing time. I hope to see you soon!