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Sarah Christian '19

Sarah Christian ’19 officially earned her Illinois College degree in biology, but that didn’t stop her from having hands-on learning opportunities across several departments.

Sarah on campus

Working with psychology professors, she completed student-faculty research and presented her work at a top national conference. Sarah had an internship with Congressman Darin LaHood to better understand law and public policy. She traveled twice to the CARE national conference in Washington, D.C. and on two alternative break trips — working with nonprofits to provide humanitarian relief during her spring break in Puerto Rico and visiting CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on a trip to study human rights during fall break. 

At IC Sarah was empowered to pursue unique experiences that prepared her to take the next steps toward a career serving the public. As she begins work on a master’s degree in public health with an assistantship at the Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease, she is grateful that IC helped to launch her on an exciting journey. 

“I want to work with nonprofits and see the world and find people who need help. The experiences and different trips I took exposed me to a wide range of organizations that are out there doing amazing work. My experiences at IC opened my eyes to the many opportunities to do meaningful work in public health.”