Alumni Association - Connections Project

Why UNMC & Advice to Students

Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, a 2013 public health alumnus, attended UNMC during the time of Ebola and credits UNMC’s prominent presence on the national and global scene for making her stand out, at least initially, to her employers. Fast forward to now, where she serves as an Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for Contra Costa County California, and also serves as a Deputy Commander on California-6, Disaster Medical Assistance Team for the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).

In the video below, she shares why she chose UNMC for her public health education and offers some advice for students.

Leave a Reply