Join us in welcoming Chelsea Luli to NEOMED! The Randolph, Ohio native recently started at the University as an administrative coordinator in the Department of Family and Community Medicine for the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program.
Get to know more about Chelsea and her new role at NEOMED.
Tell us about yourself, Chelsea.
CL: I went to Waterloo High School and just moved back to the Rootstown area after serving as an intervention specialist in the Avon Lake (Ohio) area.
Coming out of high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do. My sister was going for business/communications, so I followed in her footsteps and graduated with a degree in mass media from the University of Akron.
My sister went on to become a speech therapist and I shadowed her for a while. She works with a lot of students who have autism and I fell in love with working with those students. That's what got me into special education.
Education seems to be your niche! What interested you in NEOMED’s MPH program?
CL: I loved working in special education, but I always knew I wanted to be in higher education. When I moved back to the area and saw this position, I applied. I just love Dr. (Amy) Lee and the whole Master of Public Health (MPH) program.
What will your role as an administrative coordinator entail?
CL: Basically whatever Dr. Lee needs! I’ll support the MPH program, track students, help with admissions and provide fiscal assistance. I'm excited for all the opportunities.
What are some fun facts about yourself?
CL: I used to ride horses at the University of Akron. I was on the equestrian team and president of the organization for two years. I love sports — especially the Browns — and being outside.
What’s your favorite spot in Northeast Ohio?
CL: Does Arnie's West Branch Steak House count? It's a hole in the wall restaurant, but one of my favorites!