Taylor S. Green Pirate Profile

Name: Taylor S. Green

Major: Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Taylor will graduate in December!  

Hobbies & Interests:
I enjoy doing hair, playing with my puppy Milo, and spending time with my sisters. 

Any quotes or words to live by? 
“With pain gives me strength” and “to never give up”. 

What brought you to ECU?
A former high school teacher was a huge fan of ECU, her classroom was full of Pirate decals. I saw how much she loved it and I wanted to know what the hype was about, so I did my own research, and I knew I had to be here. 

What is your favorite part of ECU?
ECU has so many student organizations that everyone can be a part of something. I enjoy going to career services and this has helped me with my post grad plans, I spent most of my days on the second floor of Joyner Library catching up on work and I can’t forget about fried chicken Wednesdays! 

Can you tell us about your internship?
Currently, I am interning at the Beaufort County Health Department and right now I am helping with drive-thru COVID-19 testing and drive-thru flu shots, along with creating media posts and flyers. On Wednesdays, I attend a diabetes prevention program class that the Health Department offers and recently had the opportunity to lead the class in discussion about ways to prevent T2 diabetes.

What is your favorite aspect of the Health Education and Promotion program?
I love that there are so may pathways to health. I’ve never did so many group projects in my life until I got into this program, but the projects have helped me network with likeminded peers. This program has allowed me to go further with my health education, communication skills, I’ve been able to implement programs and learn ways to promote health and learn new health theories.

Do you have any advice to incoming Health Education and Promotion students?
Some advice would be to build bonds with your professors. It’s okay to ask questions when you don’t understand, it’s okay to stay behind after class or go to office hours for help! Sitting in the front row of class helps you focus better and eliminates distractions. I believe having a balance or a routine with your personal life and school will help with stressors. Writing everything out will help you remember assignments better.

Taylor is a member of the Spring ‘19 Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated where she holds the position of Tamiochus. Taylor is also a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. After graduation, Taylor plans to continue to work on research, with a focus in minority women’s health who deal with autoimmune diseases.