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Hunter Kellogg siting at a conference room desk reading from a book into a microphone

Hails from Washington
B.S. in Public Health
Kent State University, 2020

My name is Hunter Kellogg, and I recently moved to Massachusetts from Washington state, where I was born and raised. I live with my fiancee and our two cats. I love to travel and spent a couple of years in a touring band. I graduated in 2020 with my B.S. in public health from Kent State University in Ohio, though I attended classes online. While at Kent State, I was a delegate on behalf of The World Council of Churches at The 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) at The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. My time at the WHA offered valuable experience in the global fight against disease, with my research focused on both infectious disease prevention and access to care for stateless and refugee populations. Serving as an emergency medical technician for roughly five years in Yakima County, I was able to gain frontline healthcare experience. During this time I was able to serve the Yakama Nation, work with local and state agencies for COVID-19 testing, and sit on community boards such as The Homeless Network of Yakima and The Benton-Franklin Patient Safety Coalition. Many aspects of my previous experience have led me to an interest in infectious disease, particularly that of zoonotic origins. I am very excited to gain a more concrete background in hard sciences and research through the MS-IDGH program. After this program, I aim to continue my education and ultimately pursue academic research to reduce the morbidity and mortality of zoonotic disease across the globe.