Aparna Mangadu, Nandini Rangan named ‘This is Public Health’ ambassadors

ASPPH program highlights extraordinary experiences of public health graduate students

Aparna Mangadu (left) and Nandini Rangan

College of Public Health graduate students Aparna Mangadu and Nandini Rangan have been named This is Public Health ambassadors by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

Mangadu is a second-year student in the MPH-environmental health sciences program and Rangan is a fourth-year BSPH/MPH-VPH combined degree student.

The 2023-24 ambassador program cohort includes 82 graduate students from 47 ASPPH member schools worldwide, exemplifying ASPPH’s core mission of improved health and well-being for everyone, everywhere, according to the organization.

The ambassador program has amplified and highlighted the inspiring stories and extraordinary experiences of graduate students since it launched in 2017. These graduate students, nominated by their respective institutions, play a crucial role in fostering interest in public health education and career opportunities, according to ASPPH.