Sherie Lou Santos joined the School of Public Health in the Winter of 2010 and wasted no time getting involved. During her first quarter at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, she put her conference-planning skills to use during the annual Healthy People Conference in 2010. There has been no slowing down from there.
Sherie Lou is the newly elected president of the student association and is looking forward to a great year ahead. Though she has only been a student for a few quarters, Sherie says that her time at Loma Linda University School of Public Health has helped her "adopt a more public health mindset" and that she is making healthier dietary choices, increasing her physical activity routine and feeling as though she is growing spiritually.
After years spent living in Hawaii and New Zealand, Sherie joined the School of Public Health because she was attracted to LLU's unique Maternal and Child Health emphasis. "Not many accredited schools of public health offer an MPH in Maternal and Child Health for non-clinical professionals and this is the population I want to work with most," Sherie says. When asked about her career goals, she says that she hopes be working "health wonders" and "to master, refine, and apply the education I receive at the School of Public Health." Her eventual career goal is to become a physician and she is looking forward to practicing both the "science and art of health care" with her future patients.