Serving the Community
Nicholas Cmaylo, RWU Class of 2017Public HealthAlumni
Through experiential learning collaborations that fulfill the needs of community partners Roger Williams students are building the practical skills and leadership experiences college graduates need to be successful in the workforce. Nicholas Cmaylo, for example is taking fellowship-based as a Hassenfeld Fellow to dive deeper into his work with the Bristol Health Equity Zone initiative, which continues from last semester.
“Serving my community has helped me find my voice, and now through the Hassenfeld Student Leadership program I have the perfect opportunity to delve in fully and commit the best parts of me to a cause bigger than myself.”
Cmaylo is applying his education as a public health major to the town-wide effort to improve access to nutrition information and healthful food via community events that provide health literacy classes, health screenings and preventative programs. The experiences he’ll take away from this project will serve him well when he launches into the public health field upon graduation in May.
“It’s helping me further develop my networking skills and increase my knowledge of issues facing communities and how those problems are addressed,” he says.