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Pacific Northwest (PNW) SOPHE is a chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). We are a dynamic group of professionals and students dedicated to the promotion of health education in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Province of British Columbia. Join us on LinkedIn and Facebook!
PNW SOPHE has the opportunity to select a current public health student to receive $125 from National SOPHE in recognition of their contributions to our field and local SOPHE Chapter. Students will also receive an additional $500 travel stipend to be recognized at the 2017 conference in Denver, CO. The student (graduate or undergraduate) must be a member of PNW SOPHE and have a major in health education, public health, public health policy, public health communication, or similar.
Application Deadline to PNW SOPHE Student Recognition Award Committee: No later than October 31, 2016. Applications (available here) may be sent to Julie Dahlen (PNW SOPHE Student Engagement) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rachel Haas joined PNW SOPHE in June 2016 with the goal of building professional relationships, developing her health education skill set, and finding a mentor to help guide her career aspirations and goals. Having known board members Kaetlin Miller and Allison Moroni for several years, she saw how being involved with PNW SOPHE made it possible for them to form many close personal and professional relationships. Rachel was notably “delighted at the warm welcome” she received at the PNW SOPHE social event last spring, and after meeting other chapter members she instantly knew this was the right community of professionals to help launch her career in health education!
Rachel recently completed her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington. She quickly settled into a new position as a Development Manager at a Montessori school in which she enjoys being connected to the education community and the opportunities it affords her to explore early learning. Rachel finds it particularly rewarding to use her research, writing, and relationship building skills to secure funding needed for the school’s future growth and development. She hopes to continue her advocacy for building a healthy community through education and establishing herself in a profession “surrounded by passionate and driven individuals.”
Outside of Rachel’s school and work endeavors she enjoys being active outdoors and explores the PNW through trail running, hiking, backpacking, and skiing. She enjoys time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and drinking wine. Rachel looks forward to making contributions to her new PNW SOPHE community and is already in the process of brainstorming new membership activities such as a “speed dating” style networking event, a mentorship program for students and new professionals, and a PNW SOPHE book club. We love your ideas, Rachel, and are so glad you joined!