Faculty & Staff
Samantha Seay is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center. She is a second year Master of Public Health student, pursuing a concentration in Public Health Education. At the Center, Samantha is collaborating with the Institute for Policy and Governance at Virginia Tech and New River Valley Community Services on the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic project. She is assisting with process evaluations, interviews, and data analysis during the project.
Harper Lovegrove is a Master of Public Health student in the Public Health Education concentration, simultaneously completing her Didactic Program in Dietetics. As a Graduate Research Assistant in the Center, Harper assists with the Empowering Healthy Families program by organizing training materials, providing technological assistance to the team, travelling to churches for baseline and follow-up data collection, and managing and analyzing program data. Harper graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health with a Nutrition concentration.
Emilie Schweikert is a second year Master of Public Health student in the Infectious Disease and Public Health Education concentrations. At the Center she is contributing to the Region III East Suicide Prevention Plan. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences and a minor in Agricultural and Applied Economics. When she graduates, Emilie hopes to work as an epidemiologist.