Samantha Hoch


I am a first-year student in the international development studies stream of the MPH program. My research interests lie mainly within the realm of epidemiology, parasitology, and global health. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. In my final year of study, I spent a semester living in Kampala, Uganda where I took courses in international relations at Makerere university. During my time abroad I interned at the Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration working on a project with malaria. In my spare time, I enjoy collecting houseplants, powerlifting, cooking, and camping.

Educational Background

BAS from the University of Guelph with minors in biology and political science. 

Public Health Area of Interest

Global health, epidemiology, health promotion, and parasitology.