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. In addition to her role as coordinator for the School of Community and Population Health and academic advisor for Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies, she is presently a student in UNE’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, expected to graduate in May 2016.
As an MPH student, Collyn has been 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 aging adults.
Collyn’s other public health interests include the topics of nutrition and environmental health. 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