School’s of Public Health all over the country lack one major thing. . . MEN.
Why do you ask? We all know that we will never make money. Clearly I am not a man hater but I think that says a lot about the career paths when you look at Social Workers, Educators (in general) and Public Health Practitioners.
That is why I always make it my business to know the status of all the men in my program. We [the woman] run down a quick list: are the men gay, married, dating, and then men of color. That really limits the pool to even “look at.”
I noticed Jeff pretty quick at the beginning of our program. . . Jeff and I have become really good friends. One the many qualities that I admire most about Jeff is his wit. Jeff tends to be very quiet in class but when he presents a project in class he goes ALL OUT. I have never seen such creative talent which really goes a long way when your focus is Communication and Marketing. Jeff really demonstrated his talents in his Social Marketing Campaign for DC Recyling. . .
Jeff in “Caught Recyled-Handed”Aside from his ability to connect on all creative levels Jeff is one of the most respectful men I have ever known. I would trust him at any time or any place. The man always makes me feel safe wherever we go. I appreciate feeling safe especially when it comes to times like dining-in at the Subway on U street where we had to contact MPD or when we were at Johnny Rockets and nearly had to contact MPD, I always know that when I am with Jeff things will work out. One other unknown fact for friends of Jeff at GW is his AMAZING tap skills! I was able to fully understand his skill Halloween 08. . . Jeff really has some fancy feet! Ask him about his talent he MIGHT treat you to a couple of his steps!
Thank you Jeff for always being a good friend to me. . .
All I ask is don’t forget the people from your past!
and PLEASE DON’T WEAR THE SUNGLASSES. . . . they are NEVER meant for indoor wear and never will be!
Jeff’s Brief Bio:
Jeff was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Linguistics from Princeton University. He is working to complete his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Health Communication and Marketing at The George Washington University. Prior to coming to DC, he worked with the Pan American Health Organization at the field office in El Paso, Texas on a binational project concerning children’s health indicators. His professional health-related interests include editorial writing, copywriting, and health-focused narration.