Alumni Highlight: Danielle Henderson

Posted 02/07/2017 | By HealthCorps

Danielle Henderson served at Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School in Brooklyn, NY, from 2011-2013. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s in Public Health and Psychology, and achieved a Master of Public Health from Emory University.

What did you do after HealthCorps? What are you doing now because of HealthCorps? What do you plan to do in the future?

After HealthCorps I moved to Atlanta to attend the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. I now have my MPH with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education.  HealthCorps inspired me to get my MPH, and to continue working in childhood obesity and evaluating childhood obesity prevention programs.

What was the greatest lesson you learned about creating change in health and wellness in your time with HealthCorps?

The greatest lesson I learned was to celebrate the little things! Creating change is hard, but taking time to celebrate the small successes along the way keeps me motivated.

What was your favorite moment or memory with a student, staff or community member during your time as a HealthCorps Coordinator?

I have so many favorite memories. From meaningful and memorable conversation with students, to dressing up in a banana suit and giving away bananas in the hallway, to meditating with students on Tuesday mornings.

How are you currently taking what you learned from HealthCorps and using it in your professional life now?

HealthCorps inspired me to do the work that I am doing now!

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