“I had been motivated by my own weight loss and health journey to enrol in Nutrition and Dietetics. However, after listening to Dr Oprescu during a first-year subject, I felt compelled to make the switch to a Health Science degree and major in Applied Health Promotion,” she said.
“Dr Oprescu introduced us to the idea of 'working upstream' – where instead of just treating health issues as they arise, we can actually empower individuals and communities to create and maintain their own health and wellbeing before they become ill.
“This was such a lightbulb moment for me. I instantly felt I wanted to be a part of that, and I also loved the breadth of opportunities that health promotion offered career wise.