shambrekia wise

Dallas, Texas
Majoring in Public Health
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Class of 2010

My Story

At the age of 8, I almost lost my mother. From potentially being on disability to making a full recovery, I saw the real meaning of determination from her. You have to know her story to understand mine and because of her, I not only DO; but I LEAD. So when people tell me I can't, I say "Watch Mee."

Analyst, Department of Health & Human Services

I provide guidance to State Partners on the interpretation and application of Medicaid laws to assist in waiver renewals & amendments and I also provide technical assistance throughout the approval process to our constituents.

Vice-President, Outreach & Development-NSHSS

I have the opportunity to create, organize and promote community service and engagement events to address the pillar of citizenship, recruit alumni to partake in local outreach programs, as well as to promote and market our organization through various outreach opportunities across the country.

Volunteer, Knox County Public Schools

As a public health student, I taught elementary-aged children about healthy eating, proper exercise and why a healthy lifestyle was important. For my middle school kids, I reinforced the sciences with them, as they had new information that required mastering before entering high school.

Inaugural Diversity Enhancement Fellowship Recipient

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate significant potential to contribute to the Graduate School’s educational mission and its diversity-related goals are awarded a $15,000 stipend, remitted registration fees (including fees & out-of-state tuition) as well as health insurance.

Summer Research Opportunities Program-Student Researcher

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is designed to help historically underrepresented students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers.

Ambassador, Gates Millenium Scholars Program

The Ambassadors Program is a dynamic, nation-wide community of recognized Gates Scholars. The growing GMS network allows each Ambassador to directly impact the pipe-line of academically rich and outstanding applicants and scholars through outreach efforts.

J. William Fulbright Scholarship Recipient

Based solely on academics, this scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit extraordinary academic potential and leadership skills.

Gates Millenium Scholar

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

Inaugural Silas Hunt Scholar

Students who demonstrate outstanding academic leadership qualities/potential and are from under-represented communities, which include but are not limited to: minority groups; students interested in fields that do not attract members of their ethnicity or gender; or first-generation students.