I am Master of Public Health candidate finishing my degree this semester and graduating in January 2012. While I recognize that individual behavior change is critical, I am more interested in upstream determinants of health. At BU I have worked to support and advocate for policy changes that address alcohol advertising and its effects on youth in order to change the culture around alcohol use. During my time working at the Regional Center for Healthy Communities (Metrowest) I've enjoyed helping build the capacity of community organizations to help them achieve their goals and impact community health.