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Public Health student profile: Wafa Tafesh Taco

Environmental Health
Degree Obtained: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Previous school/s before UW: Green River Community College
Job Title: Public Health Advisor 2 for the Washington State Department of Health Office of Drinking Water

Can you tell us a bit about your current position? I love that I get the opportunity to work with many parts of the DOH's drinking water division. I get to support the disinfection and coliform programs as well as get out in the field to see a water system in action.

How did your undergraduate education prepare you for this work/experience? The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) prepared me greatly for this position. I am constantly referring back to slides from the Water, Wastewater, and Health course and to the water labs in Sampling and Analysis….Read the full profile.