Rola Kojok and her time with the County of San Diego, Public Health Services

Rola is a rising senior with a major in Global Health and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. She is local to San Diego, but is originally from Lebanon. She came to UCSD as a freshman with a pharmacological chemistry major but switched into the Global Health Program after taking GLBH 20 in Spring Quarter.


“I fell in love with the major and grew a passion for public/global health after taking some of the core upper-division classes and realizing that this path is meant for me.”


Rola spent 7 months volunteering with the County of San Diego, Public Health Services at the San Diego Public Health Services Complex. Public Health Services is dedicated to community wellness and health protection in San Diego County. Public Health Services works to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery and assure the quality and accessibility of health services throughout the county.