Meet Your Pre-Health Advisor

Carolyn L. Zook

Associate Director and Pre-Health Advisor
Center for Community and Global Health


Whether you are just beginning to explore the variety of options available in the health professions, or you are ready to apply to professional school, I am here to support and guide you on your journey.

I look forward to working with you to help make your career aspirations come true!

I have worked in higher ed for 20 years, most recently at OHSU as Program Manager for Advising, Colleges, and Outreach. In this role, I developed advising and outreach programs designed for pre-medical applicant recruitment and student retention, collaborated with educational programs to support underrepresented students in their paths to health-related careers, and provided mentoring in the form of academic and personal guidance to prospective applicants and current medical students.

 I draw inspiration and energy from working with students, witnessing their resilience and growth, and coaching them as they navigate the complexities of finding their career path in the health professions.

In my free time, I enjoy cuddling my two cats, Simon and Jack, arts and crafts, organizing, and falling down the YouTube rabbit hole. I am excited to be a part of the Center for Community and Global Health!

Academic Credentials

PhD, Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
MS, Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, OR
BA, International Relations and German, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL