Updated: Dec 25, 2020
𝐍𝐀𝐌𝐄: Kristina Hamilton
𝐎𝐂𝐂𝐔𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: Advocacy Director, Illinois and Iowa, American Lung Association
𝐄𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐑: BA in History and African & African-American Studies from the University of Virginia; MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago
𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐋𝐄𝐃 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐑? I interned at the American Lung Association in graduate school and had an amazing experience. I developed mentors at the organization who supported me and
encouraged me to pursue this role. Growing up, I wanted to do a number of professions: journalist, lawyer, doctor, politician. My first job out of college really solidified my passion for and desire to work in public policy. I believe public policy is the one of the most effective ways to affect positive change in our country, so I feel very fulfilled that my profession allows me to do that.
𝐀𝐃𝐕𝐈𝐂𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐌𝐈𝐃𝐃𝐋𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐋 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒: I would encourage young people to find mentors--whether they be a teacher, coach, family member, neighbor, etc--to gain some firsthand knowledge about their work experience. I would also encourage them to seek out volunteer opportunities to gain experience in different career fields and develop themselves personally.
𝐂𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐑:
Family Relations Human Anatomy
AP Human Geography
Nutrition and Wellness
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