She came home committed to a career in public health.
But the experience also made her realize, “I didn’t want to work globally, when there are public health issues at home,” Võ said.
She was also a board member for Advocates for Asian American Health, a student group that aims to raise awareness of Asian American health issues and disparities and bring discussions on difficult cultural topics out in the open.
But at the same time, Võ said, there never has been a more critical time for professionals to enter the public health field.
“I may not find what I’m looking for right away, but there’s a huge necessity for public health out there and those needs are going to have to be met.”