Meet Brodie Zalanka, Spring Gasp Intern

by Apr 1, 2020

​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.
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