Name: Lamiya Hussain Major: Human Development and Family Sciences How did I get involved in IMPACT?
I first heard about IMPACT freshmen year, but it was too late to apply. I waited until sophomore year, and my trip focused on affordable housing in Asheboro, North Carolina. After being exposed to this environment and people, I immediately fell in love with the organization because it addressed topics that I never realized were problems before. I love IMPACT because I gained memories, friends, a new perspective, and a fun learning experience.
Why am I interested in my trip focus?
Being a former public health major and now minoring in it, I have always loved public health. It is a very hot topic especially after this pandemic. I want to learn more about community health, but I also want to educate others on this topic because I feel that it isn’t addressed enough. Community health is a broad topic, but it is incredibly important to understand that there is several intersectionality with other social issues. People are affected in some way, whether it is mentally or physically; however, people do not address these issues for several reasonings. We have to be more aware of these problems because if one person is affected the community is affected and vice versa.
Favorite IMPACT memory?
My favorite memory would have to be when everyone and the people on the site that we volunteered for surprised me for my birthday.