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Health Studies Student Q&A: Grace Augusto

In celebration of this year’s 2024 SPPH graduating class, we caught up with several graduating students to learn about their time with the School of Public and Population Health.

Grace Augusto is a Health Studies major with a minor in Psychology and a certificate in Spanish. She will graduate this May. Read on to learn why she chose SPPH, her time in sorority life and more!

What brought you to Boise State and the School of Public and Population Health?

The beautiful campus is what brought me to Boise State. After my freshman year, I was unsure what I wanted to do. I was able to talk to a couple of different faculty members and they told me that I would thrive being in the School of Public and Population Health. I wanted the chance to have widespread knowledge, so I picked the general emphasis.

What have you enjoyed most about your undergraduate experience?

The experiences that I have had throughout my four years are what I have enjoyed most. My time as being part of Zeta Tau Alpha along with the different internship opportunities have shaped me into who I am today. The community on a fall game day is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. The spirit of Boise State is unforgettable.

How has this program shaped your understanding of health and public health?

The program has shaped my understanding immensely. I would not be here today without the support of the faculty and staff. The courses are built to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of public health. The meaningful class discussions also reaffirm the material so that you can talk about real-world examples with your peers.

What advice do you have for undergrad students just beginning their time at Boise State?

The best piece of advice for incoming students is to not take a second for granted. It feels just like yesterday that I was moving into Chaffee and now I am about to graduate. These truly are the most special four years of your life. Enjoy every second and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way!

What are you looking forward to after graduating?

I am looking forward to pursuing my master’s degree in public health here at Boise State. This is a chance for me to continue to build relationships with my professors and people in the community!