Lots of changes for me in relation to my work life. As I'm part of the Public Health Preparedness team, I've taken some FEMA courses to help with Emergency Response, which is something I've always been interested in helping with natural disasters and pandemics.
As a result, I've joined the Medical Reserve Corps and I'm excited for my first event this Friday for a Medical Outreach were putting on for a rural community in Nevada.
I've also signed up for a Teen Screen program put on by Columbia University to help out in local high schools with teens who may be going through a rough time, as part of an anti-bullying outreach. This is something I'm super excited and passionate about. I was bullied in high school. Though I never let it get to me, I hated the uncomfort some older girls caused during my high school years.
I've also been doing a ton with public policy with our state officials, and I just love it! Not to mention I'm putting my creative computer skills to use to build a forum, toolkit/ guide book for immunization billing in public health departments as funded by our grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On top of all this, I'm studying to get a medical billing certificate!