Public health science is quite unknown and unfamiliar as a profession. A science that prevents us from becoming sick, has made a vast change into our health.
In this first interview of ‘Her Impact’ podcast I am talking to my sister and best friend Dr Souzana Achilleos to discover her science and her impact to the world.
Her impact in science
Souzana is a researcher at a local university and she explains us her latest project. It is a study that aims to discover protection measures during dust storms. This is very important for Cyprus region where dust storms are so common.
Her role in this project, as exposure scientist, is to find out the quality of the air indoors and outdoors. Yet she need to study the measures we are taking: are they enough?
The journey to Harvard
She is storytelling her personal journey in science from her BSc degree in Chemistry to her PhD at Harvard University. Even though she is my sister and I always knew her, she is telling things that I have never heard her saying.
Her passion and mission to find out how nature works is truly an inspiration. She later shares her experience as a PhD student at the number one university in the world: Harvard University.
Environment and Public Health science fascination
Environment and public health are now her passion and she is explaining how she got there. She is going deep into why the environment sector was so appealing for her (hint: not because of climate change).
Later she argues on the importance of educating people on public health science.
Her advice in pursuing a PhD diploma
She is sharing the one most important attitude she had while being a PhD student. She talks about the opportunities you have and the challenges.