Public Health Alumni Panel.
St. Lawrence alumni currently working in public health will return to speak with students and faculty about their experience. We are excited to welcome the following alumnae back to St. Lawrence to share their thoughts.
- Emily Adams ’16 graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in African Studies. She discovered her passion for public health while abroad on the Kenya Semester Program, during which she did an independent study at Indiana University’s holistic HIV/AIDS treatment program, AMPATH. After graduating from SLU, she moved to Atlanta, GA to begin a Master’s degree at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, majoring in global health, with a concentration in sexual and reproductive health. During her time at Emory, Emily has worked as a graduate research assistant on a qualitative study on HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. This past summer, she did a practicum in the West African country of Togo, carrying out a mixed-methods study on unsafe abortion in the capital. She is currently working on her thesis, an analysis of qualitative interviews from her time in Togo, and plans to graduate from Emory in May 2018.
- Faye Andrews, MPH was raised in Pembroke, NH and attended SLU from 2006-2010 majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. Faye went on to complete a Master in Public Health degree specializing in Environmental Health from Boston University. After completing her training, Faye worked in local public health as Health Inspector for the Town of Bedford, MA inspecting food establishments, pools, and other regulated facilities within the municipality. Faye then worked within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Health as an Environmental Analyst, where she interacted with community residents, and state and federal entities to address concerns of environmental contamination within Massachusetts. As of September 2017, Faye is pursuing a doctorate degree at Oregon State University in Environmental and Occupational Health. In her free time, Faye enjoys outdoor sports, traveling, and spending time with family in New Hampshire and California.
- Dr. Heather L. McCauley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at Michigan State University. After graduating from St. Lawrence in 2006 with a degree in sociology, she earned a Master of Science in global health and a Doctor of Science in social epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her NIH-funded research focuses on the health impacts of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and reproductive coercion, with emphasis on victimization among marginalized populations (e.g. sexual and gender minorities, foster youth, incarcerated women). Dr. McCauley has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and has given more than 100 regional and national presentations on her work. She has also developed programs for the One Love Foundation, the United States Air Force, the United States Army, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. McCauley currently serves as Senior Consulting Editor for the multidisciplinary research journal Psychology of Violence. From 2013-2017, she served on the Board of Trustees at St. Lawrence University.