Student Ambassadors

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Contact an Ambassador

Contact one of our Student Ambassadors with your questions about our programs and living in the Buffalo area.

Ambassadors are selected based on:

  • Enrollment in a graduate program within the school, and maintaining good academic standing in the program
  • 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

Ambassadors represent the School at:

  • The annual APHA meeting through the school's booth and evening reception
  • The school’s Fall Open House or other in-person recruitment events and virtual fairs/online information sessions

Alyssa Abrams, MPH-community health and health behavior

I am currently a graduate student where I am completing a master's 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, and plan to graduate with my MPH in spring 2017. I hope to enter medical school in the fall of 2017 to pursue my degree as a medical doctor.

Robert Coleman, MPH-epidemiology

I am currently enrolled in the MPH program with a concentration in epidemiology. I plan to graduate in 2017. 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.

Rosie DeVito, MPH-environmental health

I currently pursuing an MPH with a concentration in environmental health. I will graduate in spring 2017. 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.

Senior Ambassador

Laura Terreri, DPT/MPH-community health and health behavior

I am currently enrolled as a dual degree student in DPT/MPH studies, with a concentration in community health and health behavior. I will graduate in May 2017. Prior to attending UB, I attended Canisius College for two years before transferring to UB’s undergraduate exercise science program. My career aspirations include becoming a prominent leader by integrating and developing programs, as well as interventions, for public health problems in the physical therapy field.