Jan 29: SPHHS Alumni Career Presentations, Panel and Networking Event

Mark your calendar! Join us for presentations and a career panel discussion with GW School of Public Health and Health Services alumni at Driven: How Evidence and Passion Power Public Health, presented by Delta Omega.  The event takes place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in the Marvin Center Room 307 from 6:30-8:00pm. SPHHS students and alumni are invited to attend, and advanced registration is requested. A networking reception with light hors d’oeuvres will immediately follow.6:30 p.m.  Welcome from Dean Goldman and Alumni Presentations and Career Panel
7:30 p.m.  Networking Reception

The panel will be moderated by Julia Baker, MPH ’11 and Megan Jacobs, MPH ’10, with an introduction by Dean Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MPH. Panelists include:

Jordana M. De Leon, MPH ’05
Strategic Information Officer, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
Jordana is currently in her seventh year as a Strategic Information Officer in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) at the U.S. Department of State.  Jordana is primarily responsible for the management of PEPFAR data at headquarters and leads the annual and semi-annual reporting processes, where PEPFAR teams in 33 countries and 3 regions report their program achievements.  Before joining PEPFAR, Jordana worked in HIV/AIDS and domestic violence research in underprivileged/minority communities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area from 2003-2006. She was also a National Institutes of Health Academy fellow, from 2001-2003, where she worked in a gene therapy lab at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Julie C. Ost, MPH ’09
Sexual Health Education Specialist, Office of the State Superintendent of Education, District of Columbia
Julie is currently working at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education providing health education oversight for DC public and public charter schools students. Ms. Ost also serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of HIPS, a DC-based harm reduction organization that works to assist female, male, and transgender individuals engaging in sex work, sex trades and/or drug use in Washington, DC to lead healthy lives, in addition to her long-time role as an outreach driver on the mobile unit. Ms. Ost is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC Inc. (HBI-DC), where she supports HBI-DC in efforts to better serve unmet needs of Hepatitis B screening, education, vaccination and linkages to care for communities with high burdens of hepatitis B and liver cancer.

Alison Vaux-Bjerke, MPH ’11
Program Associate, Playworks
Alison is the Program Associate for Playworks Washington, DC, where she supports the coaches in 13 DC schools, manages the volunteer program, and serves as the AmeriCorps Program Director. Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day. Previously, as an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator with Playworks during the 2011-2012 school year, she was able to implement Playworks’ 5-component direct service program in low-income DC schools, focusing on play opportunities during recess and Class Game Time; enrichment through out-of-school time programming; skills building through developmental sports leagues; and youth development for older students through the Junior Coach program.

Please register for the event here.

This event is co-sponsored by the GW Alumni Association.

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