Connect with a Current Undergrad

School of Public Health and Health Professions student ambassadors in the Public Health BS program.

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.   

Autum Carter

Public Health BS

I am currently in my final year of pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Public Health. My hope is to enter into the dual degree program here at UB where I would be graduating with a Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in Urban Planning. My interests are minority and women’s health and I hope to one day be able to work alongside other skilled individuals in creating environments that are safe, productive and healthy for all people to live and grow in. 

Eleni Fleckenstein

Public Health BS

I am a current senior at UB from Victor, NY. I will be graduating in May with a BS in Public Health with minors in Health and Wellness and Psychology. I have always had a passion for health care and came to UB to pursue Exercise Science and Physical Therapy. My path changed after studying abroad in Athens, Greece the Summer after my freshman year and learned about health inequity all over the globe. After my experiences abroad and taking an Intro to Public Health course, I knew that I wanted to devote my time changing the health care system to provide equitable care to all people. After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school for Pediatric Physical Therapy, helping those who are underserved.

Alexandra Kouptsova

Public Health BS

I am currently a sophomore pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Public Health. My primary interests are art and mental health. I am a Diversity Advocate for the Intercultural and Diversity Center at UB, where we advocate and promote inclusivity for all. In the future, I would like to pursue an MPH and MSW so I can become a social worker to work with mentally ill youth in my hometown of New York City.

Joshua E. St.Louis

Public Health BS

I am currently a junior Public Health major with a minor in Nutrition Sciences. I recently completed an internship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CDC-CUPS) where I worked on an intervention project to reduce the rates of obesity and diabetes for Pacific Islanders living in Southern California. At UB, I have taken a wide range of Public Health courses ranging from epidemiology to biostatistics. In the long run, I aim to pursue Public Health at the federal level and work alongside policy makers on decisions that have positive impacts on the health of the population.