Monday, November 7, 2011

Meet HSPH Students!

Hey everyone!

Everyone once in awhile, I'll be posting an profile of one of my fellow classmates here at HSPH. Tons of interesting people with lots of insights to share here, so I think it'll be a good series. First up is Josh Glasser.... an awesome dude who hails from the beautiful state of North Carolina. Seriously... I love that state. Go Heels!

Hi! What’s your name?
Josh Glasser

Where are you from (background/undergrad/prev work)?

I’m from North Carolina, did undergrad at UNC-Chapel Hill, and worked at a non-profit in Raleigh for three years.

What’s your program/concentration?
SM-2 in GHP

Why did you pick that concentration?
Global challenges are so enormous, complex, and intriguing

Do you have a favorite class?

What do you like most about HSPH?
Fantastic classmates, challenging classes, fascinating professors

What do you like the least?
Lack of contact with the Greater Boston Community

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Outgoing, curious, busy

Do you have a favorite hangout in Boston?
Davis Square (Somerville), where I live with my wife

What’s one thing you wished you knew before coming here?
Get ready, ‘cause it’s gonna be a whirlwind

What activities do you participate in?
Office of Diversity Student Ambassadors, HSPH Climate and Health Forum

How do you plan to change the world?
By being a good husband and father at home, and being welcoming, curious, and hard working in the world

Take out: Chinese, Mexican, or Other?
Greek/Middle Eastern!

Favorite country visited and why?
Tough call! Greece for pure beauty, Vietnam for the people and the culture

Name one country you would like to visit.

Do you have a figure that you look up to in public health? Who is it?
Paul Farmer, for speaking truth to power.