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HEALTHY KIDS, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Through her work at the Sinai Community Institute (www.sinai.org),
Rodlescia Sneed 00 improves child immunization rates
and serves as a community health educator in Chicagos North
Having joined the Institute originally as a Princeton Project 55
fellow, she is currently program coordinator for the North Lawndale
Immunization Program that seeks to improve the health of this primarily
Graduating with an AB in molecular biology and a thesis completed
in a drosophila (fruit fly) lab, Sneed sees many connections between
her studies at Princeton and her current work.
"Ive always felt that my lifes mission was to
help bring about change in the health of others," she says.
"I chose molecular biology as a major because I thought that
science was going to be the means through which I would fulfill
that mission. Ive come to recognize that science and medicine
are only pieces of the puzzle."
Sneed hopes to bring about change in communities with an eventual
Ph.D. and a career in public health, with a focus in women and childrens
By Jenny Lindquist Orten