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Student Experiences in One Health
We recently launched a new series, Student Experiences in One Health, to share first-hand accounts and experiences learning, studying, and advancing the One Health approach. We continue our spotlight on the Rx One Health Field Institute with a guest post from Pallavi Oruganti who participated in the two-week course. Learn all about her experience and watch a highlight reel of her favorite moments!
My name is Pallavi Oruganti. My family immigrated to the US from India, and I grew up in Dayton, OH. I am currently a final year veterinary student at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. I completed by undergraduate degree in Anthropology and my Master of Public Health- Veterinary Public Health Specialization both also from OSU. My professional goal is to be a public health veterinarian working in areas of global public health, infectious disease prevention, epidemiology, government, and policy. I aim to work in programs and policy development focusing on improving health outcomes for both animals and humans in global settings. I am a student leader in SAVMA and remain engaged in the Global One Health Initiative at OSU. My experiences thus far have focused on utilizing ethnographic research methods and One Health approaches on questions of zoonotic disease prevention. The One Health approach is one that I aim to integrate into all facets of my professional career moving forward.