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Christine A. Walters.
Ph.D. candidate, Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics,
Bioinformatics & Epidemiology (started August 2004).
Where were you born: Kingston,
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:
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
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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