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Name: Christine A. Walters.

Department: Ph.D. candidate, Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology (started August 2004).

Where were you born: Kingston, Jamaica.

What did you want to be when you were little: My childhood best friend and I used to use her father’s garden as a classroom, with the plants as our students. Sounds crazy, but I suppose from that time I knew I wanted to be a teacher.
What was your first job: Actuarial assistant.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your studies: Opportunities to present data findings at seminars and conferences across the country.

If you could change careers, what would you be doing: Theatre production and performance.

Bad habit: Regardless of how early I get up, I usually end up rushing to get out of the house.

Biggest challenge: My immediate family in Jamaica is very close knit, so being away from them while I’m studying here in Charleston can be difficult at times (especially at milestones).

Favorite place in the world: Being home with my family (in Jamaica).

What was your life’s biggest moment: In 2005, I underwent open heart     surgery. This was a major life altering experience for me as I came face-to-face with my own mortality. As a result, this brought renewed appreciation for the meaning of life and the importance of family and friends.

Friday, May 2, 2008
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