Member Highlight: Janice Nieves

Janice Nieves, BPH, showed a commitment to Public Health throughout her time at the University of Florida with involvement in on-campus organizations U Matter Ambassadors and the Hispanic Student Association, and off-campus with Reading Pals and Kids Count. She credits her practicum with Kids Count as having the most impact on her time in the BPH program. “I got to learn about the health disparities that exist on the east side of Gainesville with regards to poverty, mental health, academics, and health outcomes,” Janice said. “I was able to be a resource in the community and help the kids in the best way that I could in order to promote better outcomes for such young children.”