Finding Your Authentic Health Career
At this workshop, we will discuss career opportunities in public health and will help students identify their authentic careers in Public Health or Medicine. Please share the attached flyer and below is more information about our workshop's facilitators:
Kelechi Uwaezuoke DrPH, MPH: Kelechi received her doctoral degree from UC Berkeley School of Public Health and was a Dean’s Diversity and Institute for the Study of Societal Issues Fellow. She also holds an MPH from Drexel University and BA in Social Welfare and Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Her current research interests include exploring the educational experiences of under-represented Minority (URM) premed students in the University of California system, the role of pipeline programs in increasing health workforce diversity and program evaluation as a means of identifying best practices for increasing educational equity and sustainable institutional change.Prior to starting the Doctoral Program, Kelechi spent three years serving as Manager for the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) and undergraduate career/graduate education advisor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is committed to a future in a leadership position where she can utilize her qualitative research skills, and expertise in health workforce diversity and pipeline programs to develop and implement policies to create a more equitable educational experience for disadvantaged and under-represented students in the UC system and beyond.
Jeff Oxendine MBA, MPH: Jeff is the Co-Director the California Future Health Workforce Commission. He co-leads design, planning and support of the commission’s work to develop an actionable statewide health master plan for California. Jeff is also the Co-Faculty Director of the Undergraduate Public Health Major and Director of Workforce Development at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He recently served as Associate Dean of Public Health Practice for 12 years and Executive Director of the Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership. Jeff’s passion is empowering students to discover and achieve their health career dreams and become the next generation of diverse health leaders and professionals. He has done this at UC Berkeley for 15 years and for 27 years as Founder and CEO of Health Career Connection, a national non-profit that empowers undergraduate students throughout California, New York, New England, North Carolina, Nashville and Washington DC.