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Emily Freedman, MPH (she/her/hers)

Contact Information: emily.freedman0003@temple.edu

Hometown: NJ

Biography: Emily graduated with her Master in Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Temple University in 2024 with a certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Before starting her MPH, Emily worked as a Contact Tracing Supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program. She combines marketing with her passion and curiosity about social and behavioral sciences to improve health communication, engagement, and messaging. She believes that health marketing will impact better health outcomes, beliefs, and attitudes. Emily completed her fieldwork with the Risk Communication Lab at Temple University in 2023-2024. 

Favorite Quote: Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Elizabeth Knight (she/her/hers)

Contact Information: elizabeth.knight@temple.edu

Hometown: Burlington, NJ

Biography: Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University in 2024. Her interest in public health began upon taking the course, “Disease Prevention and Control” during her sophomore year. Exploring over fifty infectious diseases and mental health disorders fascinated her; thus, leading her to switch her major. From there, Liz has been taking courses relating to public health and has discovered a newborn passion for health communication. She has worked as a dual enrollment mentor for Philadelphia high schoolers and is an active ambassador of the non-profit, Project Heal. Elizabeth is looking forward to learning more about public health and what she can do to make a difference.

Favorite Quote: “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” –Bob Marley

Molly Kerstetter (she/her/hers)

Contact: molly.kerstetter@temple.edu

Hometown: Mifflinburg, PA

Biography: Molly is in her final year at Temple University on an accelerated 4+1 track to pursue her Master’s in Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Molly has always had a strong interest in health, safety, and education, working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the last seven years. Her public health endeavors began at Temple where she found a passion for reducing food insecurity in Philadelphia through volunteering at the Temple Community Garden, the Temple One Health Community Fridge, and Chosen 300 events. She is also interested in HIV care and prevention. In Spring 2021, Molly received an award at the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) Student Scholar Summit for best proposal, creating a multifaceted solution to a challenge within the Philadelphia Department of Health’s Perinatal HIV Prevention Project. Overall, Molly’s goals include addressing health inequities through community-engaged research and effective communication and education strategies. She completed her public health internship with the Risk Communication Lab in Spring 2024.

Favorite Quote: “Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.” – John Sinclair