Croft News
November 8, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Couper Espinoza, '10
Spanish – Latin America (Study abroad: Uruguay) – Social and Cultural Identity 

Emergency Management Specialist, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

M.P.H. (Global Health), Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2014
M.A. in Modern Languages (Spanish), University of Mississippi, 2011

ORISE Fellow, Global Emergency Management Capacity Development Branch, Division of Emergency Operations, Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2016-2017
Surveillance Officer, Georgia Emerging Infections Program, 2014–2016
Research Assistant in Diabetes and Obesity Prevention, Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, 2012–2014

“Croft is special in the sense that its environment feeds a student’s curiosity about the world while honing skills in critical thinking, writing, and foreign language. Taking the OPI was important, but far more important was all of the preparation leading up to the exam—I still use many of those same practice techniques today in order to maintain my Spanish and Portuguese. My current position at CDC calls for daily interaction with public health colleagues from all over the world, and I am constantly referring back to resources and lessons learned from my time at Croft in order to build and sustain effective partnerships.”