Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Kianna (Key) Baker! Key has been accepted by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences to earn her Master of Public Health with a certificate in Child, Youth, and Family Health. She will receive funding as a Public Health Special Programs Scholar. In 2019, Key participated in the Summer Public Health Scholar Program (SPHSP) at Columbia University Medical Center. Under the mentorship of Dr. Okera Nsombi and Dr. Sarah Mount, Key presented her research poster for A Study of Food Insecurity for Eastern Washington State Colleges at the 6th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2018.
Key graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2020 with a degree in the Science of Public Health and a minor in African Studies. Her career goals are to work in an urban city where she can help the disadvantaged population while teaching at a local university.
The EWU McNair staff are excited for Key and we know she will make an impact in her program and in the communities she serves. Click here to read more about Key and her research.