Meet the Exploring One Health (EOH) Organizers!
Lead EOH Organizers
Hi everyone! My name is Grace Nichol (she/her) and I am the Junior Vice President of External Affairs for the OHSC. I am a first-year master’s student at OVC studying epidemiology, and I am also completing the Collaborative Specialization in One Health program. This is my first year on OHSC, and I have really enjoyed working with so many other students who are passionate about One Health! I love that collaboration is such a big part of One Health, and I think that taking a One Health approach will allow us to solve some of the big problems we are facing around the world. This is a picture of me with my dog, Gemma, and I also have a cat named Wilson!
Hi everyone! My name is Priya Jain (she/her) and I am the Vice President of External Affairs for the OHSC. I am currently in my fourth year of my undergraduate studies in biomedical sciences and I am excited to be graduating this upcoming summer! I have been working with OHSC since Winter 2020 and have enjoyed meeting others that are passionate to be involved in events and research regarding One Health. Being part of the VPE team has introduced me to a huge network of individuals that have shown me how to be a better student, researcher and leader. When I am not attending OH related meetings or studying for school you can find me crocheting a new pair of socks!
Hi everyone, my name is Sydney Pearce (she/her) and I’m the OHSC President! I founded OHSC back in fall 2019 and I’m doing my PhD in the Department of Population Medicine with the Collaborative Specialization in One Health. I’m passionate about One Health because its holistic, transdisciplinary nature can empower us to tackle many pressing issues affecting health, from climate change to food security, and encourages us to better understand and address the impact of inequities through research, practice, and advocacy. I also love that it allows me to engage with diverse communities and listen to so many important perspectives – it lets me explore fields that I didn’t go into but enjoy learning about! A fun fact about me is that I was on one of the U of G dance teams and cheer team (and *try to keep active with a local dance troupe online)!
My name is Emily Robinson (she/her), and I am the Junior Lead for the Fundraising and Community Outreach team for the One Health Student Committee. I’m currently a 2nd year MSc student in the Department of Population Medicine with a Collaborative Specialization in One Health. I joined the OHSC in the Fall of 2020, and it has been a wonderful and enlightening experience working with so many others that are excited about One Health! My passion for infectious disease research, especially vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, led me to pursue graduate studies, where I was introduced to this One Health community. I’m excited to learn more about One Health and the many ways it can be used to confront various challenges all over the world!
Hello everyone! My name is Nikola May (she/her) and I am the Junior Lead of the Networking and Student Engagement team. I am currently a second year MSc student in the department of Pathobiology with a collaborative specialization in One Health. One of my favorite things about One Health is the importance of collaboration, which I believe will be vital to approaching the complex issues we are facing today. I am personally interested in how a One Health approach can be used to improve food safety and security. I’m very excited to see the future of One Health research!
Hello! I’m Carrie McMullen (she/her) – the Communications Lead for OHSC. I am a first year PhD student in Population Medicine and the Collaborative Specialization in One Health. I started with OHSC in September of 2020, and our Communications Team is responsible for overseeing the Instagram account and creating some of the fun initiatives you have seen on this profile so far! I want to continue to develop my skills as a One Health practitioner so I can advocate for the health of ALL beings and ecosystems. I certainly can’t wait to be back snowboarding or playing volleyball when it is safe to do so!
Hi everyone! My name is Jamie Goltz (she/her) and I am a Communications General Executive for the One Health Student Committee. I am an MSc student in Epidemiology with a One Health Collaborative Specialization in the Department of Population Medicine. I am very interested in learning about strategies that aim to optimize the health of humans, animals, and the environment, while considering their complex interactions. I’m excited to share this passion with all of you!
EOH Website Support
Hi everyone, my name is Jessica Linton and I am the Vice President of Internal Affairs for the OHSC! I am in my fourth year of the Animal Biology program at the University of Guelph and will be graduating this upcoming summer. I have been working with the OHSC for 2 years now, and have loved every minute of it. With the continued emergence of zoonotic disease and advances in the climate crisis, the need for collaboration among the environmental, animal, and human health perspectives has become critical for our future. I am passionate about One Health because it facilitates this collaboration to solve complex problems while accounting for the downstream impacts that their solutions can have on other living systems on Earth. A fun fact about me is that I am a beekeeping enthusiast and I aspire to have my own hives in the future!
Hello! My name is Simon Jeeves (he/him) and I am the Junior Vice President of Internal Affairs for the OHSC. I am currently in the fourth year of my undergraduate studies in microbiology and looking to begin graduate studies in the upcoming fall! I have been working with the OHSC since October 2020, and have immensely enjoyed the collaboration and interdisciplinary nature of the organization. Being part of the VPI group has allowed me to help out in several areas around the OHSC and get to know a lot of the wonderful individuals we have as part of our team. I am interested in the One Health implications of emerging zoonotic diseases and currently assist in research of rat-borne pathogens in urban environments. When I am not in the lab, I am deep-diving obscure Grateful Dead albums or birding.