2008-2009 Master of Public Health Students
Colorado State University
My name is Michael Hinterberg, and I am an MPH student in the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH). I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin (2000), and a Master’s in Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota (2002). Since then, I have enjoyed working as a hardware engineer at Hewlett Packard in San Diego, California and here in Fort Collins, Colorado. My wife, Jessica, and I have called Fort Collins our home since 2006, and we have both been dedicated to promting health within the community through a variety of professional and volunteer endeavors. My general academic interests lie in scientific and biostatistical approaches to population health, with specific regard to genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, and physiology. I believe computational methods and software tools can enhance current public health research, and I am excited about the breadth and multidisciplinary opportunities within the CSPH. Ultimately, I would like to contribute to public health research and education at the doctorate level.
My name is Sarah Drobek and I am a first semester graduate student in the Colorado School of Public Health’s MPH program. I completed my undergraduate work in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Art in French from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Since that time, I have been working as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings. For the past two years I have been an employee of the Larimer County Health Department, working in their family planning and reproductive health clinic. I have truly enjoyed working as a public health nurse. I have also always planned on going back to school for a graduate degree. When I learned of the proposed CSPH, I knew it would be a great fit. My career goals at this point are still quite broad and varied. I have interests in many areas of public health, such as: infectious disease control, policy development, global health, and health disparities. I look forward to exploring my interests over the coming semesters and finding my niche in the field of public health.
My name is Ben White and this is my third semester as a graduate student at Colorado State University, and my first in the Colorado School of Public Health. 2007-2008 saw me taking electives and working on the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Geospatial Sciences (ICGS) here at CSU. I received my B.A. in Anthropology (emphasis archaeology/biological) in 2007 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin along with a minor in Broadcasting and Electronic Communications. Aside from summer archaeological employment, I decided to continue on to graduate school directly from undergraduate because of the ICGS certificate and the new Colorado School of Public Health MPH degree being offered, both of which I hope to combine in my future career goals. Such goals include utilizing GIS, remote sensing, and other spatial data to map and model barriers to public health like infectious agents or water pollutants in order to provide cost-effective management of hazards to those in need. I would like to work for either a governmental or non governmental agency to do so. My “spare time” finds me doing a slough of outdoor things, playing lacrosse, cooking, playing guitar/ appalachian dulcimer and sketching. I also have a knack for Do It Yourself (DIY) projects.
My name is Shauna DeLuca and I am a first year graduate student in the Colorado School of Public Health MPH program. I completed my Master’s in Anthropology at Colorado State University in 2005 and my undergraduate degree in anthropology from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. Currently I work in the Office of International Programs at Colorado State University as a Coordinator in International Education. My interests include global health disparities and health education. I hope to one day be able to incorporate my international interests with a career in public health.