Tre Popoli, BPH ’20

Major: Public Health

Minor: Health Disparities in Society; Health Promotion

Hometown: Naples, Florida

Why major in Public Health?

Public Health is multidisciplinary and this major shows many aspects and unique solutions to solving health problems on a local, state, national and international level.

What is most interesting about public Health?

The variety of specialties and careers one can have from public health can truly be catered to the individual. Public Health is what you make of it and it provides a variety of avenues to pursue passions relating to health care.

Why did you choose UF?

I chose UF because of the prestige of it’s science programs and the large alumni base across the country.

What Experience at UF has been most influential?

Becoming connected with faculty in our field and seeing how fulfilling this field is for them. They truly enjoy this field and are passionate about this program.

Do you participate in extracurriculars? If so which?

I am currently involved with UF College Democrats, UF Men’s Club Volleyball and Gator Beach Volleyball Club.

What are your professional goals?

I would like to pursue an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology and would like to work in epidemiology of chronic disease or STDs.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to discover new music, follow Gator sports teams, and play volleyball!

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Keep an open mind with Public Health. There is a place for you here and it is about finding your niche within the field and pursuing that to the fullest opportunity.