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New Year, New Job: Careers in Public Health

Resolve to be happy at work in 2021. Check out the possibilities of a career change by attending New Year, New Job: Careers in Public Health.

This virtual event is FREE and open to ALL students, staff and alumni – Register with Zoom



Tonya Johnson, MPH
Over 25 years, Tonya Johnson has experienced a variety of public health jobs. She joined the OSU MPH program team in March 2020, after serving 9 years as an OSU Extension Service Family & Community Health faculty member in Marion and Polk Counties. She has direct experience working with students, community partners, and community members to experience public health in action. She has worked in prevention services for both Marion and Douglas County Health Departments, as well as medical research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM). After being out of school for several years, she obtained her Master of Public Health degree from the City University of New York while working full-time at AECOM. She’s well poised to share her practiced tips on changing jobs.

Jessica Barker, MPH ’18
Program Manager @Healthy Families Linn and Benton County
Jessica Barker, MPH ’18 is passionate about the use of public health programming to build and sustain health equity within communities. Jessica has an undergraduate degree from University of Nevada Reno in Community Health Science and a Master of Public Health from Oregon State University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a certified Gerontologist. Jessica lived in Reno Nevada for 27 years until moving to Oregon 3 years ago. Her professional experience is working with low-income and vulnerable populations. She has worked as a Health Program Assistant at a skilled nursing facility, Health Educator for Washoe County Health District, Program Manager for Senior and Disability Services and now in her current role she is working with families in Linn and Benton County to improve health outcomes for children 0-3 years of age.

Kimberly Ward Barowicz ’11
Project Manager @Critical Path Institute
Kim currently lives in Seattle, Washington and is a Project Manager at the Critical Path Institute. Before that, she worked at UW Medicine and has a background in nonprofit program development. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is also an OSUAA Career Ambassador and enjoys helping local area alumni with career exploration and the job search. Outside of work, Kim lives with her husband, Drew and their cat, Mimi, who they adopted after fostering her and her kittens. Kim enjoys being active outside, dancing hula, and learning new recipes to keep dinner interesting. Her favorite fun fact to share is that she spent a semester as a Kilimanjaro Safari Driver at Disney's Animal Kingdom (which is where she also met her husband).


Wednesday, January 27 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Career Development


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni


College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Contact Name

Heather Doherty

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