What is the Student Advisory Group (SAG)?

  • The IPHA Student Advisory Group serves as a connector and liaison between Indiana students with an interest in public health and IPHA staff & leadership. This group serves as a voice for student needs and guides IPHA’s efforts to provide students with meaningful engagement opportunities.
  • Student Members of the SAG participate in the following activities:
    • Assess and advocate for student needs;
    • Collaborate with IPHA staff & leadership; and
    • Implement projects to facilitate meaningful student engagement experiences & opportunities with IPHA.
  • For example, the SAG is currently working on projects such as a student workshop series, a student webpage, and a networking platform through LinkedIn.

How do I become a Student Member of the SAG?

  • SAG Student Member Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be an IPHA member
    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at an Indiana college or university
    • Must be pursuing a health-related degree and/or have a specific interest in public health
    • Must be a student for duration of 1-year term of service
  • Student Member Duties:
    • Participate in monthly SAG meetings
    • Contribute ~5 hours per month to SAG activities and projects
    • Commit to 1-year term of service
  • Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are due Friday, February 17. Apply here!


2022-2023 SAG Cohort:

  • Kylie Beaudreau, Student Member, University of Indianapolis 
  • Jenna Bednarski, Student Member, Purdue University
  • Christian Mireles, Student Member, University of Indianapolis 
  • Seda Ngangu, Student Member, Indiana University – Bloomington  
  • Jenny Sheets, Student Member, Indiana University – Kokomo
  • Sidney Smith, Student Member, Purdue University 
  • Htayni Sui, Student Member, IUPUI
  • Ngawang Tenzin, Student Member, Indiana University – Bloomington  
  • Holly Westerkamp, Student Member, Butler University
  • Dr. Angelitta Britt-Spells, University Liaison, University of Indianapolis 
  • Andrea Janota, University Liaison, IUPUI 
  • Eric Wetzel, University Liaison, Wabash College