Dr. Ashish Joshi acted as my adviser and mentor during a year long opportunity I took as an Americorps Vista volunteer. Dr. Joshi helped me focus my goals and encouraged me to reflect on what was most important to me as student, a volunteer, and a human being. He introduced me to the world of public health informatics and opened my eyes to the lasting impact a person can make when they care about their work and those around them. He helped me gain my first publication and continued to help mentor me after my year with Americorps as I began my journey into graduate school.
His mentorship and and encouragement helped shape the public health professional I am today.