Two students from Lenoir County Early College High School will explore the latest trends in public health during the sixth annual Summer Public Health Symposium at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Janneli Gonzalez-Villasenor, a rising junior, and Karla Torres, a rising senior, were selected for the program based on their academic record and interest in health care. The three-day symposium, held on the UNC campus, begins June 25.
This residential symposium is designed to expose students to the field of public health while also enabling them to explore individual leadership styles. Students will gain an understanding of what it means to be a leader in public health by participating in specialized developmental exercises.
Students will learn to apply those skills to various issues of public health that directly impact their communities and schools. Those issues include health disparities, access to safe water, obesity and cancer research.
“I feel honored to be chosen for such an enriching program,” Janneli said. “I hope to learn new concepts and meet new people with the same interests.”