We caught up with two recent graudates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Master of Public Health Program to hear how their careers are evolving.

Jordan Minick, MPH

Jordan Minick
Jordan Minick

Since graduation, I've been working full-time as a pogram and policy analyst for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health's HIV program. I've mostly been working on revising standards of care policies for HIV care sub-recipients, expanding my knowledge and awareness of structural racism and injustices, and resetting my router for better wifi connection. In addition to my normal duties, I've recently been tasked with helping local health departments with importing negative COVID-19 labs in Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System to free up time for local staff to follow up on positive cases. I spend most of my free time gardening, riding my bike, kayaking and smoochin' my newborn niece, Charlotte.

Mallory Swenson, MPH

Mallory Swenson
Mallory Swenson

I finished my MPH this spring and started as a public health specialist with Walworth County Public Health at the end of May. Like so many of my fellow grads, it is a crazy time to be jumping into the field! I’m focusing much of my time on providing guidance to our community and local businesses, schools, and organizations, in addition to doing a lot of our COVID data and surveillance. It’s been a wild ride so far, but I’m embracing every minute! I’m looking forward to a new normal where I can focus back in on health equity and Health in All Policies for many different areas beyond just this pandemic. Sending positive thoughts to all my fellow Badgers out there rocking the public health world!