WVU Today- Meet the Grads: Public health student transforms lives, including her own
The jog turned into a run. And the run turned into training for a marathon. Two years later, with exercising and a change in eating habits, she is 136 pounds lighter and will be graduating with a master’s degree in public health, joining about 4,300 other WVU students during Commencement weekend May 9-11.
“I think people expect there to be some sort of ‘aha’ moment where something terrible happened and I just started running and Eye of the Tiger was playing in the background,” Paugh said.
“I feel like often it’s put out there as working in a rural population is something we have to have, nobody wants to do it,” she said. “But I’m really excited. I want to work in a rural population, specifically here in West Virginia.”