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Jermoh Kamara - Master of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Promotion


"I was born in Liberia but I have spent most of my life living in Worcester, Massachusetts. My experience living in Liberia as a child has shaped me into the person I am today. Going back home to Liberia on several occasions motivated me to start the Hvkchildren'sfoundation. After receiving my Bachelors in Health Policy and Management, I knew that I wanted to further my education in public health. I first heard about New York Medical Collegethrough the SOPHAS(The Centralized Application Service for Public Health. I quickly became very impressed with the endless resources that New York Medical had to offer me. It’s amazing how quick I have developed relationships because of the student to faculty ratio that New York Medical College offers. My epidemiology professor stays extra hours to meet with students. Every professor at NYMC pushes you to reach your full potential."

Jermoh Kamara is currently receiving her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Promotion. She is also the founder of the HVK Childrens Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to weaken social barriers that impede education, health, well-being, and empower children and adults. Her foundation is currently working on a major project aimed to providing children in rural parts of Liberia with access to educational resource through an offline library that only requires solar energy. To learn more about “Lab in a Box” and Jermoh’s nonprofit please visit http://www.hvkchildrensfoundation.org/home.html