Meet Charity, Summer 2022 Environmental Health Intern

by | Jun 14, 2022

GASP: What is your major and why did you choose it? /Where do you go to school?

Charity: I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Alabama A&M University last spring. The reason I decided to pursue biology was to get a better understanding of all living things and how they form, grow, and interact with each other and the environment they live in. After I graduated undergrad I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health concentrated in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I decided to pursue a degree in public health because I am passionate about trying to prevent environmental issues from occurring and promoting health in vulnerable communities. 

GASP: What do you hope to do after you graduate?

Charity: After I graduate I hope to work in the field of public health and expand my knowledge on environmental issues. 

GASP: What is your dream job?

Charity: My dream job involves me working for a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental justice and protecting the environment. 

GASP: What do you hope to learn while interning with GASP?

Charity: I hope to learn more about how air pollution affects people’s health. I also hope to learn how I can educate people about the importance of clean air and how I can better advocate for environmental justice. 

GASP: Why is our mission to reduce air pollution important to you?

Charity: The GASP mission is important to me because I believe everyone deserves to have clean air to breathe. It is also important to me because providing healthy air will help decrease a lot of health problems these vulnerable communities face. 

GASP: What is your favorite food?

Charity: Tacos and pasta.  

GASP: What are your hobbies?

Charity: I enjoy exercising, watching movies, and painting. 

GASP: Who or what are your influences?

Charity: I am influenced by people who advocate for equity and believe in sustaining the environment. 

GASP: What are some other fun facts about yourself?

Charity: I enjoy traveling, being in nature, and playing the clarinet. 

About Madison Naves
Madison Naves, Storyteller, is a graduate of The University of Alabama where she majored in Communications with a concentration in News Media. While attending UA, Madison served as a writer for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Crimson White. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and creative storytelling. Madison's interest in journalism comes from her desire to showcase unheard stories from people that are meaningful. Email Madison
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