Connect With A Current Student

Do you have questions about what it's like being a student in our school? Connect with one of our student ambassadors! They are chosen as representatives for our school and academic programs in the community, and at student and professional events locally and nationally.   

Alyssa Abrams

Community Health and Health Behavior MPH

I am currently a graduate student where I am completing a master of public health in community health and health behavior. Previously, I completed a bachelor of science degree in exercise science with a minor in health and wellness, also at the University at Buffalo. While in the MPH program, I was secretary of the department's Graduate Student Association from 2015 to 2016. Contact Alyssa at

Robert Coleman

Epidemiology MPH

I am currently enrolled in the MPH program with a concentration in epidemiology. Before joining the MPH program, I earned my bachelor of arts degree in economics at Assumption College. During my MPH training, I worked with a county health department and a state health department on disease surveillance. Contact Robert at

Rosie DeVito

Environmental Health MPH

I am currently pursuing an MPH with a concentration in environmental health.Prior to attending UB, I earned my BS in biology with a concentration in health professions and a minor in chemistry from Le Moyne College. One of the major accomplishments in public health I plan to work toward is achieving environmental justice and awareness for vulnerable populations on issues such as lead poisoning, air pollution and food safety. Contact Rosie at

Laura Terreri, Senior Ambassador

Community Health and Health Behavior DPT/MPH

I am currently enrolled as a dual degree student in DPT/MPH, with a concentration in community health and health behavior. Previouslet, I studied at Canisius College for two years before transferring to UB’s undergraduate exercise science program. I aspire to be a prominent leader by integrating and developing programs, as well as interventions, for public health problems in the physical therapy field. Contact Laura at

Interested in Becoming a Student Ambassador?

Student Ambassador Eligibility Information for Current Students

Are you a current student interested in being a SPHHP ambassador for the next academic year? Take a look at the information below to find out if you qualify.

Ambassador Criteria

  • Enrollment in a graduate program within the school, maintaining good academic standing
  • Knowledge of our school's programs
  • Availability to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting
  • Approval by the student's program director and department chair

Role and Responsibilities

  • Represent your school at the annual APHA meeting at our booth and evening reception
  • Attend our fall open house, additional in-person recruitment events and virtual fairs/online information sessions


  • Gain leadership, presentation and networking experience – skills sought by employers
  • Membership to the American Public Health Association (APHA) for one year
  • Attendance to the annual APHA meeting, the largest gathering of public health professionals nationally 
  • Expand your network of public health professionals nationally and locally for future educational and career opportunities


  • If you are a current student and have questions about becoming a student ambassador, contact Kim Krytus at for more information.