Student Ambassadors

We invite prospective students to submit questions to our Student Ambassadors to learn more about their firsthand experiences as students in our program. The students below are available to correspond with you and are happy to answer questions about the program from their perspective as enrolled students.

Please note that questions about admissions or the application process should not be directed to the student leaders, but to the NYU GPH Office of Admissions and Enrollment.

Student Ambassador Juliana Zeller


Welcome future NYU GPH students! I am Juliana Zeller. I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, and moved to the USA 9 years ago to pursue my career in public health. I got my Undergraduate public health/health education degree at DePaul University in Chicago and then moved to NYC to become a science teacher for four years. I began my MPH journey at NYU in the fall of 2022 within the Community Health Science and Practice (CHSP) concentration and will graduate this spring. 

Through the multiple opportunities to network at GPH, I landed a part-time internship at NYU Langone as a community health worker in a nutritional program that supports Latino/Chinese Communities in accessing healthy produce and providing educational seminars about healthy eating for pregnant mothers and children. All the classes and experiences I have participated in among NYU faculty and colleagues have made me discover my true passion for public health. I aim to explore Immigrant Latina Women's reproductive and maternal health through individualized acculturation processes. The SBS department within GPH has given me the undivided attention to become the responsible, culturally competent, and hard-working public health professional I strive to become! I look forward to supporting you all in your future NYU endeavors.

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Gail Viaje


Gail Viaje is a second year Masters of Public Health student concentrating in Community Health Science and Practice. She is an international student from the Philippines in which she completed her bachelor of science degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University. Her interest in community health stems from her experience working with communities in both the Philippines and New York and she has over a decade of experience engaging with different sectors of the community. Prior to graduate school, she worked in marketing and recruitment for an NYC based luxury jewelry brand and for a health technology company based in Los Angeles, CA. 

She interned at the Center for Anti-Racism, Social Justice and Public Health as a data analyst and hopes to work in program planning, evaluation, and management post-MPH. Gail lives by Lilla Watson's famous saying, “If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together”. She believes that her life's mission is to serve communities where help is needed the most.

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