San Diego State University

Introducing the 2017 MPH cohort

Leah Nepomucemo

The incoming GSPH Fall 2017 students are currently being identified and letters of acceptance are mailed as soon as decisions are being made!

To give you a glimpse into this year’s candidates we will highlight long-time San Diegan Leah Nepomucemo. Born in Bethesda, MD and living in both Oak Harbor, Washington and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Leah has called San Diego home since 2002.  Leah is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace High School, just a few miles down the street, where she excelled as a student and an athlete.  She began her undergraduate studies at SDSU in the Fall of 2013 and will graduate this May with her B.A.in Biology.  Over the course of Leah’s time at SDSU she has worked for 3 years with SDSU Residential Education as both a Resident Advisor and Academic Mentor for first year students.  She has interned with Palomar Health in Labor & Delivery, Med-Surg Telemetry, the ER and ICU.  In 2016 she was inducted into Mortar Board an honor bestowed upon 40 SDSU seniors based on Leadership, Scholarship and Service.  

As you can see by her Instagram post last week, Leah is excited to be continuing her studies at SDSU.  She shared “I chose epidemiology because I’m really interested in studying the incidence and prevalence of diseases and how we can prevent or control them.”  When asked what peaked her interest she told us “My interest came from stories my dad told me from his humanitarian deployments with the Navy.  He told me about families walking for miles in the hopes of obtaining basic medical care and clean water from the medical teams, and that’s something that has always inspired me.”

It goes without saying that Leah’s educational background, leadership skills and work ethic are exactly what makes her an outstanding candidate for our program.  We are excited to play a part in her being an Aztec For Life!