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Kinesiology Department

Melody Yee, Alumna-Health Sciences (’13)

Melody Yee, a 2013 Kinesiology-Health Sciences graduate, was recently offered a position as Public Health Advisor at the Emergency Medical Services Division of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In her new role, she will be focused on health education, outreach efforts, program planning, and evaluation within the department and local partner organizations in Madison, Wisconsin.

Melody YeeThe main emphasis of Melody’s work at the Department of Health Services will be centered on viral hepatitis for the first year, and then on HIV for the second year.  The position is funded through the Center for Disease Control: The Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, and Melody is set to start on October 6, 2014.

Since her graduation in 2013, Melody has worked at Phillips Exeter Academy as a health education teaching instructor (Fall 2013-Spring 2014). At the academy, she taught an introductory health course to ninth graders, helped lead Exeter's group of peer health educators, and worked on doing health outreach/presentations in the school’s dorms.  Afterwards, Melody spent the summer with the Young Women's Project in Washington DC working with youth from the DC public school system.  She provided training to these students on how to be peer health educators focused specifically on sexual health issues.

While at Rice, Melody received the 2013 American Association for Health Education Outstanding Undergraduate Health Education Major of the Year award and the Rice Annual Fund’s Donor Honor Roll award.  She remained very active on campus as one of the Rice Health Advisors (RHAs).

We wish Melody the best of luck in her new endeavor!