In 2010, Collyn Baeder earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in Burlington with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Studio Art. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of New England in May 2016.
As an MPH student, Collyn was involved in two interprofessional student research projects. Along with a UNE Master of Social Work student, she participated in a PhotoVoice project which used photography to assess barriers to health among Somali refugee women in Portland, Maine. In addition, she worked with an interprofessional team of MPH and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy students to develop a Visual Voices research project that used art to investigate topics of identity and perception with older adults.
Collyn’s other major public health interest lies in environmental health. She conducted her MPH Practical Experience working on environmental health data and policy at the Environmental Health Strategy Center in Portland, Maine. Her MPH Capstone examined US chemical control policy. In previous employment experience, she nurtured her interest in the environment as a field technician conducting stream surveys and collecting water samples with the aim of assessing barriers to fish passage and testing for farmland runoff.
Outside of work and education, Collyn enjoys reading fiction, creating art, and spending time outdoors in the beautiful state of Maine.
Bachelor of Arts - Major: Philosophy, Minor: Studio Art
University of Vermont
Master of Public Health (In-progress)
University of New England