Network widely to build your public health career, with Kimberly Jocelyn

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In this episode, Sujani sits down with Kimberly Jocelyn, a Public Health Analyst at the CDC. They discuss Kimberly’s path into public health, how she has used networking throughout her career, and give advice on how to establish and build connections.

You’ll Learn

  • How Kimberly discovered public health and what motivated her to pursue a combination MPH/MSW degree
  • What career opportunities are made possible by the MPH/MSW dual degree
  • What kinds of jobs Kimberly has held and how she identified and landed those opportunities
  • The role that networking plays in navigating the public health realm
  • Advice from Kimberly on reaching out and establishing professional relationships
  • Advice from Kimberly on maintaining new connections
  • The importance of positivity in supporting a team and building connections

Today's Guest
Kimberly Jocelyn holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. As a social worker and public health practitioner, she creates sustainable change and advances strategies to promote and strengthen human service delivery effectively. Her area of expertise lies in developing programs, setting metrics, and managing large-scale operations, teams, and federal grants at the state and local levels. As a Program Manager in New York City, she develops policies, operationalizes equity, protects and promotes safety and well-being, and eliminates the health and social barriers. It is her firm belief that networking and collaboration deliver results.
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