Meet Lindsey - Public Policy and Global Health Pathways Featured Student

Authored By: wells438 05/12/2023

Public Policy and Global Health

The ongoing international discussion about health care highlights the critical importance of a deep understanding of the political, social and economic effects of providing access to those who need it. UMR students can explore the implications of the delivery of health care and can create careers based on the creation of policy that addresses societal concerns. Working with others to create social impact, health equity and environmentally responsible practice, students who complete this Career Pathway often study abroad, engage in experiential learning focused on sustainability, or complete internships in government agencies before going on to study public health, law, political science, international relations or public affairs.

Lindsey Kuefler

Lindsey Kuefler, ‘14

Public Policy and Global Health
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Mason City, Iowa

Why did you choose to come to UMR? I loved the small class sizes and one-on-one attention. I didn't want to get lost in the shuffle of a big university.

What did your Capstone Experience at UMR involve? My Capstone was focused on public health. For part of my Capstone, I volunteered in a clinic that helped people get access to necessary resources that provided essential health care services that they needed, such as a ride to the clinic or someone to watch their kids. It helped me realize that health is not just what’s in a medical chart.


Learn more about Lindsey's experience and learn more about UMR's Pathways.