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Emmalene Beckstead

Masters of Public Health


While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:
my family, fellow cohort, and faculty advisor Dr. Spruance! I wouldn't have wanted to do it without them.

What I enjoyed most about my experience at BYU was:
I didn't expect to return to BYU for another degree, so it was such a happy surprise it worked out that way. I am grateful I got to come back and experience the special atmosphere there for an additional round. I also loved getting to work with professors more closely than I had in the past and be part of a tight-knit cohort.

While earning my degree I was involved in the following clubs/organizations:
I didn't do any clubs, but I took some fun classes including tennis, orchestra, and guitar.

I plan to use my degree to:
Currently I am working as a dietitian for the WIC program, which I love. In the future I may use my degree to better qualify for management positions in WIC at the county or state level. Or something completely different! That's part of the fun.

Now that I have completed the program, I'm most looking forward to:
taking a nice break from writing papers!