Lauren Shuster Aquino

Credentials: MS Epidemiology

Email: lshuster@medicine.wisc.edu

Year Started: 2021

Hometown: Asuncion, Paraguay

What are your areas of interest within population health sciences? Infectious disease in underrepresented communities

Interest Statement:I got my BS in biology from UW-Madison after living in Paraguay for most or my life.
Some of my hobbies include: Latin dancing and improv.

What experiences in your life led you to study population health/epidemiology? Living in Paraguay and seeing how people that lived in places where there was historical governmental neglect suffer from infectious diseases more and still didn’t have enough resources to get healthy and better.

Why did you choose UW-Madison for your degree? Loved the campus, and I wanted to work at Dr. Nasia Safdar’s lab.

What do you hope/plan to do with your degree? Go back to Paraguay and work for the government