Carolyn L. Zook
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
I have worked in higher ed for nearly 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.
In my free time, I enjoy cuddling my two cats, Simon and Jack, arts and crafts, organizing, and falling down the You Tube rabbit hole.
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. I am excited to be a part of the new Center for Community and Global Health!