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Hikari Philis James-Gehrett

Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Emphasis in Health Promotion



While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:
My professors and peers were absolutely crucial to my academic experience. All my professors expressed so much genuine care and support for me--both professionally and personally. My peers in every class shared the same passion for Public Health, and helped me grow and learn in many ways. Additionally, my parents consistently encouraged me to do my best; their love helped me get through the toughest moments!

What I enjoyed most about my experience at BYU was:
I loved the education I received here at BYU. I learned so much every day, and I felt so supported and loved by my professors, peers, friends, and other faculty here. The people around me showed genuine interest in various aspects of my life and that helped me grow in so many ways--intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, etc. My experience at BYU helped me understand more about who I am, what is important to me, and what I want to do with my life. I'm so grateful I decided to receive my education here, and I will always love BYU!

I plan to use my degree to:
My dream field is Emergency Management and Disaster Response! I began studying Public Health because of my interest in the field. I hope to work for FEMA within the next few years.