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.