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Student Spotlight

Briana Lemon
Briana Lemon is in her second and final year of the DePaul MPH program.  She is currently in her field based practicum at BUILD, a community-based organization that engages at-risk youth so they can realize their educational and career potential.  Briana also works in the MPH office as a Student Program Assistant, supporting faculty and staff in daily program administration. As Secretary of the Public Health Student Organization, she is responsible for the organization’s recordkeeping. Briana has been awarded external scholarships from the Illinois Patriot Education Fund and the CHADE Foundation.

We asked Briana…


Why did you pick the DePaul MPH program?

I picked DePaul based on the affordability, curriculum, location, and practicum experience in comparison to other graduate programs within the city of Chicago.

Is there one aspect of the program that has been most rewarding or enriching?

I believe that the most enriching aspect of the program is the ability to actually go out into the field and apply skills I have learned in the classroom.

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