Since high school, Incubator intern Tyler Fox has been fascinated by public health: “The field of public health intersects with many disciplines, and allows me to explore different interests.” Tyler, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is passionate about the work at the Incubator because it “takes public health topics and makes them accessible to the public population.”
Over the past two summers at the Incubator, Tyler has developed and enriched many of our online resources. This summer, his main focus is curating teaching resources on mass incarceration. Through a course about AIDS in the African diaspora over the past school year, Tyler learned about the harsh social, political, and health inequalities that many African Americans face in their daily lives and in prisons. When asked about the challenges that he faced in the creation of his project, Tyler said, “One of the challenges is connecting all angles that mass incarceration can be seen through, while making sure that the resources can be not only accessible, but understood, by different demographics.”
Outside of his endeavors in the field of public health, Tyler spends his summers rowing with Riverside Boat Club and rows for UNC-Chapel Hill during the school year. After graduating college, Tyler plans on continuing his studies in public health.