MPH Student Interview Essay

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Welcome! I 'm Judy Williamson, the MPH Program Coordinator in the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs. I look forward to working with you during your time here at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as an MPH student! I 'm here to answer any questions you may have about required coursework, registration, policy or process. Feel free to call or email me with any question you may have. If I cannot answer your question, I can direct you to the right area! I was born and raised in Tucson, and so was my father. My grandfather came to Tucson searching for gold in the 1880’s! Our family had a gold claim on Pusch Ridge in the Santa Catalina Mountains until the 1970s, when mining was banned from any area around Tucson. I guess I followed in the family…show more content…
We serviced many award winning southwest jewelers with gem quality turquoise, Italian red coral, and lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. I also spent many hours designing jewelry with my hand cut stone beads. So some of the earrings I wear may be from that time. Bisbee was a unique and fun small town environment to live and raise kids. I have four grown daughters; Barbara – life counselor in Utah; Kimberly – event planner in San Francisco; Lindsey – in medical residency Corpus Christi, Texas; and Julia – RN in Cortez, CO. I have four grandchildren - Madeline (1995), Jack (1999), Garrett (2011), and Connor (2014). My favorite place to travel to is SW Colorado to visit little Connor who was born in January! I began studying nutrition and health as a young mother while living in Bisbee, Arizona. Food and exercise has continued to be a passion for me and has become a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. In my time away from the office, I enjoy cooking, gardening, reading and dancing with my partner, Luis. I also spend time doing Pilates and yoga or enjoying the wonderful trails around Tucson for a walk or
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