What would lead a student all of the way from Hawaii to Southern California? A mission. Vy Vy Vu came to Loma Linda University School of Public Health because she wanted to be part of an academic community whose motto is to "Make Man Whole."
Vy Vy originally started her MPH program in her home state, but she says that she soon felt "the Lord slowly presenting Loma Linda University School of Public Health through life experiences, personal and spiritual growth." Following this lead, she decided to complete her MPH at Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
During her first quarter on campus, Vy Vy volunteered at the Healthy People Conference in 2010 and came away from the experience with a "mindset shift from a tunnel vision of the health care field to a broader conceptual view. Public health is a very diverse field and a health professional can go in many directions." Vy Vy states that her future goals are to "integrate public health with traditional medicine on complementary grounds" and is happy to be surrounded by a diverse body of professors and classmates who hold onto the mission of the university as strongly as she does. Looking around campus, Vy Vy notices that "everyone is striving for one common goal in light of God's hands at work through all of us."