Morgan DeVuyst has taken advantage of the applied learning and public engagement opportunities that were available to her while studying human biology and psychology.

Morgan DeVuyst is a senior with a double major in human biology and psychology and minor in medical anthropology.

She started her internship with the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR) in Fall 2014 and has grown tremendously since then. She began working on a project with her co-researcher under University at Albany Professor Dr. Kamiar Alaei, on the topic of Health and Human Rights Indicators for HIV/AIDS specifically regarding “Injecting Drug Users,” a groundbreaking subject. Morgan and her co-researcher presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Conference last April, and hope to do so again this year. The GIHHR and UAlbany have offered Morgan several opportunities and she has made lifelong connections and friends.

She is currently the Community Assistant for the World of Global Medicine and Human Rights LLC, where she helps incoming freshmen assimilate into college life. From her multiple outstanding opportunities at UAlbany and outstanding achievements academically, Morgan has been accepted into SUNY Upstate’s competitive Physician Assistant Program, and will begin this June. When asked about how her time and experiences at UAlbany contributed to her success she said, “None of this, none of these accomplishments and none of these experiential learning opportunities, would have been a reality if it weren’t for the support from UAlbany and its incredible staff.”


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