Shakina joined HSSP as a freshman in 2006. The program served as her first introduction to public health and led to her interest in pursuing healthcare leadership. She enjoyed her time with HSSP so much so, that she returned to serve as a Graduate Student Instructor during the 2013-2014 academic year. Shakina graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2014 with a Master of Public Health and a Master of Health Services Administration. She currently works in Annapolis, MD as the Administrative Fellow at Anne Arundel Medical Center where she is mentored by its President & CEO and is gaining hands on hospital management experience.