Meet Brodie Zalanka, Spring Gasp Intern
What is your major at UAB/BSC and why did you choose it? I have a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and am pursuing my Masters in Public Health with a concentration in environmental and occupational health.
What do you hope to do after you graduate? I am considering continuing my education and pursuing my Doctorate degree in philosophy of environmental health sciences.
What is your dream job? I want to eventually work in a leadership position at the EPA.
What do you hope to learn while interning with Gasp? I want to learn more about air quality and the methods of reporting pollution.
Why is our mission to reduce air pollution important to you? As a former Army medic, I have been trained to support and advocate for the preventative side of health issues. I see a direct correlation of environmental influences impacting health. I wish to be a part of the system that aims to decrease pollutants that negatively impact everyone’s life.
What is your favorite food? Cheeseburgers!!!
What are your hobbies? I love camping and fishing.
Who or what are your influences? My family is a tremendous influence for me. I am also influenced by more former Battalion Command team and platoon Sergeant.
What are some other fun facts about yourself?
- I love to BBQ.
- Have an awesome girlfriend.
- Have a dog and cat.
- I am a retiree.