Hey guys! My name is Roy Wamweya, and I am GPP’s latest intern. I’m currently a senior at Kennesaw State University, and I’m excited to say that I will be graduating this May 2021 with a B.S in Public Health Education.
Things to know about me: I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and I moved to the U.S. with my family when I was eight years old; I have lived here in Kennesaw, Georgia ever since. Besides being a 24/7 cat dad, I’m currently employed as a HD coder (fancy title for coding insurance claims for Home Depot), which takes up most of my free time. Like everyone else, my life has changed a lot since the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the many challenges COVID has brought, I am fortunate enough to still have my steady work-from-home job, amazing family and friends, and now this incredible opportunity to intern for a great organization in GPP. More than anything, as we all try to navigate through these challenging times, I have really come to appreciate all the little things in life.
In spite of everything that happened in 2020, I am most grateful for the time it gave me to slow down and really think about my life, career goals, and ambitions. The past few months have given me the chance to reflect on the things that are really important to me. I am more confident about the future I’m paving for myself in the public health field, and now I look forward to applying to graduate school to pursue a MPH/JD dual degree in the upcoming fall semester.
Again, I’m very grateful that I get to start my public health journey at GPP. I can’t wait to bring all my KSU classroom knowledge to life right here in the field!