Hi! I’m Emma McVeigh, formerly, the summer intern for F3. I am a cultivator of beautiful landscapes, as I came to Flagstaff four years ago from Anchorage, Alaska. My hobbies include hiking, yoga, and learning about traditional medicine and I️ am a canvasser and Volunteer Leader for Planned Parenthood. I am also extremely passionate about social and environmental justice and sustainability. I have a Bachelor’s degree from NAU in Public Health. For those of you who may not know, the field of public health differs from the medical field in that it focuses on the “upstream” approach to healthcare, focusing on preventing disease.
I believe that everything is connected to public health. From the pipes that carry the water we drink, to the number of parks in a neighborhood; everything determines a person’s ability or inability to live a healthy life. As I get more passionate about health and justice, I find my focus going as far upstream as I can, working with policies that reiterate the concept of health as a human right. F3 is involved in Flagstaff’s decision-making, and works to create and support policies that make Flagstaff more livable, and therefore, healthier.