Connect With A Current Grad Student

School of Public Health and Health Professions student ambassadors.

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.   

Leatrice Bennett

Community Health and Health Behavior MPH

I am currently pursuing an MPH degree with a concentration in Community Health and Health Behavior. Prior to attending the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the UB College of Arts and Sciences. I became interested in the field of public health after conducting an independent research study at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center regarding cancer health disparities, prevention and control. After completing the MPH program, I plan to continue work in my hometown of Buffalo, NY to address the ongoing issue of racial health disparities through administration and community outreach.

Kyle Fletcher

Environmental Health MPH

I am a Master’s of Public Health student, concentration in Environmental Health. My field experience in Latin America and the Caribbean motivates my interests in vector-borne disease and pest management, and sanitation improvement interventions. Before coming to UB, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the State University of New York (SUNY) college at Geneseo. My current research involvement is with Dr. Pavani Ram, and her team, who facilitates the evaluation of the outcomes of sanitation programs in Malawi and Tanzania.  This summer, 2018, I am interning with the Environmental Health division of the Genesee/Orleans County Health Department in Batavia, NY.

Paige Iovine-Wong

Community Health and Health Behavior MPH / Social Work MSW

I am currently enrolled in the MPH / MSW dual degree program with an MPH concentration in community health and health behavior. Prior to my enrollment in this program, I completed a BS in brain and cognitive sciences and a BA in vocal performance at the University of Rochester. Following undergrad, I took three years off to gain experience in the workforce and decide on my career goals, culminating in my coming to UB. My primary interest is in work with the Veteran population, and I will be completing a field training at the Buffalo VA Medical Center this summer. My ultimate goal is work in clinical mental health care, as well as translational research and/or program development, for the Veteran population.

Mia-Cara Musetti

Epidemiology MPH

I am currently pursuing an MPH degree with a concentration in epidemiology. Prior to attending UB, I received my Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. I am a senior research aide for Dr. St. Vil, assisting him with trauma recidivism research. Additionally, I work as a treatment assistant at Horizon Health Services helping patients in recovery from substance use. For my field training, I am interning at the Genesee and Orleans County Health Department.

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 for more information.