Ashamsa Aryal is a third-year PhD student in Occupational Safety and Health, and a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest. Ashamsa was born and raised in Nepal, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Purbanchal University in Biratnagar, Nepal. As a health professional in Nepal, she had a strong interest in the preventive and promotive aspect of health. This interest motivated her to pursue a Master of Public Health from Indiana University Bloomington. Ashamsa chose the Occupational Safety and Health PhD program at the University of Iowa because "the expertise of professors at the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health matched her interest," and "she was inclined to the work of Dr. Rohlman and wanted to work under her supervision." Ashama's research interests include the promotion of health and safety of workers in the workplace. As a GRA with the Healthier Workforce Center, Ashamsa has been able to identify and handle various occupational health and safety issues. Once she obtains her degree, Ashamsa plans to continue working in the field of occupational health and safety.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Diane Rohlman