Research Spotlight: The Impact of COVID-19 on Firefighters

When people think of public servants, they traditionally think about police officers, teachers, and counselors. Each public servant represents a unique and valued member of society. Yet, firefighters do not always come to mind as public servants even though they are one of the most essential professionals in American society. 2020 data indicates that a…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Damian Rodriguez-Ledesma

What have you been up to since graduating? Since I graduated from Florida State University, I have been working a part time job at my local Walgreens as a pharmacy technician in my attempts to gather pharmacological knowledge and understanding in my goal to become a nurse. I have been working there for approximately 7…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Guerothlyn Saint-Jean

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) I graduated with a B.S. in Public Health in Spring 2021. Since I have graduated from FSU, there are several opportunities I have been participating in. I currently serve as a volunteer with AmeriCorps and Big Bend. This role has…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: The Jewish Civilization Samuel P. Huntington: A Critique of “Judeo-Christian” Civilizational Values

Samuel P Huntington describes the term Judeo-Christian in his paper titled Clash of Civilization, wherein he groups together Judaism and Christianity and classifies Israel as a western country due to the assumed commonalities the two religions share. However, the commonalities they share lack evidence of actually being similar. This thesis suggests that Harrington inaccurately groups…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: International Public Health: Human Trafficking in Florida

            Miami, Florida experiences some of the highest levels of human trafficking: an epidemic that runs rampant through the state, country, and globe. Legislative bodies around the world are desperately seeking solutions. Minnesota offers a model that all countries should consider, and it’s a model that Florida could adhere to in the near future. Minnesota…