Alumni Profile

Sequoia Jackson

Sequoia Nakiya Jackson

Program: MPH
Graduation Year: 2018
Job Title: Research Associate II
Employer: University of Miami

What motivated you to study public health?

I wanted to study and learn information so I can educate my community so its citizens can improve their livelihood.

Why did you choose the University of Miami for your public health degree?

I chose the University of Miami because it’s located in a diverse city with plenty of unique opportunities.

Describe your career path:

Since completing my master's degree, I am now a Research Associate II in the Physical Medicine and Rehab Department at the University of Miami. I manage data for the South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems.

How did you obtain your current position?

A colleague of mine in the MPH program was leaving this position and referred me to the PI of this study.

How did your master's degree prepare you for your current position?

My master's degree prepared me for my current position by granting me access to resources that promote academic and professional growth.

What is your favorite part of your job?

I like that I still have the opportunity to work in my office as well interact with participants of our studies.

What are your long-term career plans/goals?

Become a Data Analyst for a major agency.

What advice do you have for someone interested in your career path?

Please try to connect and communicate with as many people as possible from different backgrounds (education and professional). Also, try to get involved in a lot of clubs and organizations within the program and Miami.