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Alyssa Thurston

Alyssa Thurston

Student | Japan, United States

MSc Public Health – General stream

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Alyssa Thurston

Educational/professional background

I completed a BSc in Biology with Distinction (minor in international relations) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. As an undergraduate, I explored my interests in public health through research on pesticide contamination of breast milk and malaria management. After graduating, I joined an intergovernmental organization in Thailand that works to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Asia Pacific region. I primarily worked to develop project proposals, create online courses, and support program implementation.

Research interests or career goals

I am interested in public health in disasters and emergencies, particularly in protecting and promoting women’s health in these contexts.

Why I chose LSHTM/my course

As an institution, LSHTM attracted me because of the value placed on scholarship that translates to policy change and real-world impact. I was excited to learn from experts at the forefront of public health innovation and engage with the diverse student population. There is never a dull moment at LSHTM - the variety of seminars, documentary screenings, and conferences makes it such a vibrant and stimulating environment.

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