By: Peggy Pico
Congratulations Cleo Chan, our CHHS 2023 Outstanding Graduating Senior (OGS)!
Chan was selected for her outstanding academic achievements and community involvement with SDSU’s Students 4 Public Health and the International Student Association and Global Campus.
Born and raised in Hong Kong until age 16, Chan seized a rare opportunity to finish secondary school in the U.S. She graduated from high school in Minnesota and said, “I decided to stay– and immediately applied to SDSU and got accepted!”
Her passion for world travel has continued to grow. Chan plans to spend the summer studying abroad in Australia. After that, she said she wants to attend graduate school and pursue a career in global public health. But before she embarks on another journey, Chan offered a few words of encouragement to the CHHS graduating class of 2023.
“Congratulations to everyone! It hasn’t been easy because of COVID and so many more things are happening in the world. It’s hard to predict how life will be in the future– so just keep an open mind and take all the opportunities that you can.”
Chan will be honored at commencement along with the following 2023 Outstanding Graduates– selected by their respective schools and programs.
Thomas Apostol, School of Nursing, Thomas plans to take the NCLEX exams to obtain his Registered Nurse license—and will attend a new graduate RN residency practice.
Jacqueline Erdkamp, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. Jacqueline plans to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy program beginning this summer.
Sierra Harvey, School of Social Work. Sierra plans to be a school social worker after graduation.
Sandhya Muthuramalingam, School of Public Health. Sandhya is taking a month-long trip to Europe and then returning for a fellowship and job in public health.
Natalie King-Shaw, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. Natalie will begin a Ph.D. program at Harvard in the Fall.
OG GRADUATE STUDENTS
Robert Castro, MS in Exercise Physiology, and an MS in Nutritional Sciences. Robert plans to start his PhD program at the University of Utah this fall.
Amanda Dalby, MSN, Nursing and Nurse Practitioner. Amanda plans to join the Advanced Heart Failure-Transplant team at Sharp Healthcare after graduation.
Angeline Krueger, MSW, Social Work, Direct Practice Concentration. Angeline is wrapping up a successful year-long Social Services internship at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
Hannah Marks, MPH, Public Health, Graduate Program Health Management and Policy. Hannah’s goal is to enact policies in healthcare systems that support the integration of social determinants of health programs in care delivery.
Geminis (Gemi) Rodriguez, MA, Speech Language, and Hearing Sciences. After graduating, Gemi plans to begin her career with a new job as a speech-language pathologist at Ontario-Montclair School District.
Good wishes to the CHHS Class of 2023!