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Tiara Smith


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Hello! I am currently a remote graduate student at New York University. As I am looking to further my career and education, I am looking forward to working in the field I am passionate about. I am studying to obtain my master’s in public health with a concentration in community health and practice. My goal is to work in the maternal health and reproductive healthcare field, and help women through my work and past experiences.


New York University

Master's degree program
2021 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Public Health
  • Minors:
    • Medicine

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Bachelor's degree program
2019 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Public Health

Duncanville High School

High School
2013 - 2017


  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

    • Health Services

      Parkland Health
      2023 – Present1 year



    Junior Varsity
    2012 – 20164 years


    • Biological and Physical Sciences

      Student Research
      2021 – 2022

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      North Texas Food Bank — Student Volunteer
      2019 – 2021
    Balancing Act Medical Student Scholarship
    Healthcare brings us together in times of need, but also has many instances that are met with obstacles. As a young professional woman working in the healthcare industry, I have found challenges and circumstances that have developed me to become stronger in my field of work. My experience working exclusively in community health, and with maternal health has led me to where I am today. As a graduate student, I am working to obtain my Master of Public Health in community health science and practice. With this, I want to work in reproductive health and maternal health. After the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, my motivation to work in communities to help women with their reproductive rights was not only something I felt compelled to do, but something that hits home for me. Growing up in the state of Texas, I always knew of the political nature of certain political leaders in the state, and how their decisions impacted the lives of millions of women. As a young girl growing up in Texas, I personally knew women in my family and close friends who are the victims of sexual assault. A few had to have abortions, but all of them were forever mentally and emotionally scarred from the assault. These unfortunate circumstances lead women to developing mental health issues, poverty, and a distrust for the people around them including the United States government. Reproductive rights are more than just abortion access. It’s a human right for women and their bodily autonomy. With my future professional career, I want to shine a light on healthcare access for women in all communities across the nation. As a young professional, I am still learning more about my career field. While in school, I have also been working fulltime in the Medicaid healthcare field. This has opened my eyes to many underprivileged communities and the people that are greatly impacted by the healthcare system. In my role, I work hands on with members on Medicaid assistance, most of them being young mothers working underpaying jobs. They come to me with frustrations about not being able to afford basic healthcare needs for not only themselves, but for their children. In a country that has produced billions to wars, the ones in need the most are always if not completely shut out from their minds. I love the work that I do because I know it is for a greater good. I not only feel accomplished with my work every day, but I feel great about the work I do for women of all walks of life. My goals and motivation have led me to become the strong and determined woman I am today. I want a better tomorrow for all women and those always overlooked by the system that tears us down.