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Student Spotlight: Asri Mumpuni

Name: Asri Mumpuni
Degree program: MPH
Concentration: Health Behavior
Hometown: Indonesia/Lexington
Previous institutions: UK

What do you like most about the UK College of Public Health?
The beauty of the UK College of Public Health is that they make each of us feel valued and excited to be a part of it. Because of the fascinating courses offered, the array of activities to be involved in, the admirable professors and staff members, and of course my friendly classmates, I am happy to get out of bed each day I have something to do at the UK College of Public Health.

Are you engaged in any research activities?
For my practicum, I assisted Dr. Robin Vanderpool with her research efforts within the Department of Health Behavior. One of Dr. Vanderpool’s many projects that I was able to assist with involved working with women diagnosed with breast cancer. Another project involved the Appalachian community by working with the Whitehouse Clinics. 

What are you involved with on and off campus?
I served as the master’s student representative in the Admissions and Student Affairs Committee at CPH. I was also Vice President of UK’s Student Public Health Association. I am also a proud CPH Student Ambassador. Outside of the college, I am a teaching assistant with the Department of Academic Enhancement. I teach math, consult students about study skills, and perform qualitative assessments of our programs.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?
I hope to get my feet wet in the public health workforce and find a job before hopefully pursing a medical degree.

What made you decide to study public health?
Public health sounded too important not to be a part of. Once I learned about this field that focuses on communities and populations, on helping the public become and stay healthy, on eliminating health disparities—how could I not study public health? 

What do you like to do in your spare time?
As much as I truly enjoy studying and working, I cherish my free time. My hobbies sound a little introverted (writing, reading, drinking tea, making crafts), but I love spending time with my friends and family. I love to Skype with my parents and little brothers (who are in another country) and talk about our favorite Spongebob episodes. I love to eat brunch and watch Netflix with my friends. I also love to spend quality time with my sweetheart and the best puppy in the world, Sadie Marie. 

What is one thing you would like people to know about you?
One thing that I would like people to know about me is that I adore meeting and getting to know people. Please say hello.