Maya Welfare

Master of Public Health
2021 SCSU Outstanding MPH Student Award; 2019 Mayor Toni N. Harp—City of New Haven, CT Public Service Award; 2019 SCSU 3rd Annual Graduate Research and Creative Activity Conference—Outstanding Research and Presentation Certificate

Go forth and do great things—be legendary! In life you will experience many obstacles, but remember as Susan L. Taylor (the most influential editor, writer, and journalist) said, “use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.”

Favorite Time at SCSU

My favorite times at SCSU were bonding with my professors during research and colleagues during study sessions.

What are you going to miss the most, and what are you looking forward to the most?

What I will miss the most are my colleagues and professors. What I am looking forward to the most is engaging in a career that promotes and protects my community’s health. I am also looking forward to continuing to inspire others to fulfil their greatest potential.

Advice to Incoming Students

The advice that I would give to incoming students is to always obtain a paid internship experience during your collegiate summers and participate in community service trips during your Spring Break.