Elise is a first year graduate student pursuing her MPH in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. In 2011, she graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While studying as an undergrad, she worked as a therapist with children on the autism spectrum and also had the opportunity to work as a research intern for the Zilber School of Public Health and for the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. While working as a research intern, she decided that she eventually wanted to continue her graduate studies in Public Health. Elise was greatly impressed by the Zilber School of Public Health and its commitment to social and environmental justice within the city of Milwaukee.
Since receiving her undergraduate degree, Elise has been working in an autism clinic setting up in-home ABA therapy programs for children with ASD. Her work at the clinic has given firsthand exposure to the vast economic and geographic disparities in funding options available to the families served in southeastern Wisconsin. This has further strengthened her desire to pursue an MPH. Elise is hoping to find her niche in the Public Health field and is very excited to be starting her graduate studies at the Zilber School of Public Health.