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Arnold School of Public Health

Master’s Ambassador

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Aja Willis

Biographical Information:

I am the daughter of two military veterans from Hampton, SC. I obtained my bachelors degree from USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In my free time, I like to read, shop, and try new restaurants. I became interested in Public Health while working for the Institute for Environmental Health as a lab analyst. When I visited USC during Prospective Students' Day, I instantly felt welcomed by the faculty of the ASPH department. Every professor I met has been genuine, caring, and dedicated to my success in the program. Now that I am in the program, I knew USC was the right choice for me. I don't believe I would be as successful in a MPH program at any other institution.

Research Interests:

My research interests include food safety as well as acute disease epidemiology. 


My practicum involves improving implementation of Project READY (Realistic Education About Dying Young) in teens in Richland County with the Injury Prevention Department of Prisma Health.

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