First name: Joanne Michelle
Last name: Ocampo
Graduated from GUMC: Class of 2012, MS Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Purpose: I was invited to a panelist discussion, and coordinated a breakout session at the 2015 Global Health Security Agenda Forum in Seoul, Republic of Korea. I presented at the International Conference on Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on the role of the next generation (students, working professionals, or in general individuals working towards the next generation of ideas) in dealing with the continuous global health challenge presented to us by infectious diseases.
How I got involved: I got involved with the Global Health Security Agenda through my graduate studies, professors and mentors, and professional working experience at Georgetown University. I have also been elected as the inaugural coordinator of the Next Generation Global Health Security Agenda Network for 2015/2016.
Where are you right now?: I am an infectious disease research specialist for the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research at Georgetown University. Since completing my Master of Science, I’ve been conducting research, and gaining teaching experience, and I have also obtained a professional certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.