My name is Sandile Nukuna, I’m from Cape Town, South Africa. I graduated from Beloit College in 2006 with a BA in Politics and Health and have been working in public health. My main interest in public health and health in general is, and has always been, the field of infectious diseases, HIV and TB, in particular. For the past 14 years I have been working in the field of public health as an HIV counselor, educator, tester and advocate, and have worked in Cape Town, South Africa, Baltimore, New Mexico, Beloit and Milwaukee. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in public health which will help to equip me with academic training in the field of public health, since I possess a wealth of field related work. I am also hoping that the MPH program at UWM will help pave the way for me towards a doctorate program, to politics, which is my main goal. I am interested in representing the public and work in policy and administration fields to help influence politics and policies related to public health. I am currently working as a substitute teacher for the Milwaukee Public Schools, and I play soccer for the Milwaukee Brewers. I have five brothers and five sisters and everyone is back home in South Africa.