Graduate School–Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Passed candidacy exam—-became a PhD candidate
  • Resumed Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
  • Appointed to the College of Public Health’s Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) as its PhD representative
  • Organized free COVID-19 community testing for Filipino and Chinese communities in Ohio, serving roughly 80 individuals
  • Presented “Behind the Data: Evaluating Data Quality and Hidden Subjectivity” for a California-based non-profit for high-schoolers interested in policy and advocacy work
  • Attended the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s “Preparing for the Professoriate VIRTUAL Retreat”
  • Attended the 2020 Council on Research in Student Progress and Educational Excellence (CRISPEE) Conference
  • Organized free COVID-19 community testing for Dayton area, serving 825 people in one day (a statewide record!)
  • Presented my dissertation proposal, Living Under the AAPI Umbrella: Exploring the Heterogeneity of Mental Health Outcomes and Experiences among Asian American and Pacific Islander College Students to CPH

Spring Semester

  • Started serving as a Course Assistant for PUBHLTH 2010H: Honors Intro to Global Public Health
  • Completed Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dissertation Bootcamp
  • Served as a panelist for The Ohio State’s Multicultural Center’s APIDA in STEM panel (Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans in Science, Technology, Enigneers and Mathematics)
  • Guest lectured PUBHLTH 201oH: Honors Intro to Global Public Health (6o minute lesson about Racism as a Public Health Crisis)
  • Facilitated a PhD admitted student session at the College of Public Health’s Admitted Student Day
  • Won 3rd Prize for Oral Presentation for my “The Heterogenity of Asian-American Pacific Islander Mental Health Outcomes for College Students” presentation at the College of Public Health’s 2021 Research Day
  • Won “Honorable Mention” distinction for my oral presentation, “Investigating the Impact of “Asian-American Pacific Islander” Racial Identification and Gender on the Mental Health Outcomes of College Students” at the 2021 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum
  • Guest lectured for PUBHLTH 2010H: Honors Intro to Global Public Health class (7o minute lesson about “What is Mental Health? A Culture-Based Lens”

Summer Semester

  • Organized and facilitated a community physical and mental health training for Asian-American health liaisons and community members
  • Joined the Asian Gambling Prevention Project with Maryhaven and Asian-American Community Services
  • Awarded Critical Difference for Women – Women of Color Advancement Grant 2021
  • Organized free COVID-19 vaccination pop-up for Columbus’ Filipino community
  • Manuscript: “How CARE tools are being used to address brain injury and mental health struggles with survivors of domestic violence” was accepted for publication (second author)