StudentS of the Month

Mariam Sow (Catskil Hudson AHEC)
Pursuing a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, 2013 from SUNY Potsdam
  • Serving as an AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps member with Hudson River Healthcare
  • Coach for Girls on the Run

Professional Goals:

  • Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Become a Licensed Occupational Therapist

AHEC Involvement:

  • Assisted CHAHEC staff with administration of monthly Scrubs Club at SUNY New Paltz STEP program.
  • Attended CHAHEC Health Professions Seminars, Improving Healthcare for LGBT Individuals to observe program process and benefit from content.
  • Assisted CHAHEC staff at Y2Kids, Careers from A-Z, by engaging middle school students in activities to heighten their health career awareness through CHAHEC’s Medical Matchup/True or False program.

"I first became involved with Catskill Hudson AHEC (CHAHEC) after attending an Eastern Dutchess Rural Health Network meeting.  Since that time, I have enjoyed working with the CHAHEC staff assisting with Scrubs Club instruction for the SUNY New Paltz STEP students, participating in the annual Y2Kids Careers from A-Z event for middle school students, and attending their Health Professions Seminars entitled Improving Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Individuals, which educated me in veiled biases and offered effective ways of addressing them in the health field.  All these experiences have been tremendous learning opportunities for me and provided a first-hand view of the various health professions available to me.  In addition, I have been humbled by the opportunity to engage young minds in the wonders of the different health occupations as possible future careers and I look forward to continuing to work with CHAHEC in the future."
- Mariam Sow


Mariam Sow

Maria Aloe (Catskil Hudson AHEC)
AmeriCorps Member serving with Hudson River HealthCare


  • Denison University Graduate - Bachelors of Arts in Athletic Training and Dance
  • AmeriCorps Member serving with Hudson River HealthCare 
  • After School Connections Teacher at NECC in Millerton, NY
  • Health Literacy Educator for the Cookbook Project
  • Healthy Choices Peer Leader for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
  • A Matter of Balance Coach
  • Girls on the Run Coach​
  • Zumba Instructor

Professional Goals:

  • Attend graduate school for health education/business

AHEC Involvement:

  • Health Professions Seminars- Improving Healthcare for LGBT Individuals
  • Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event

Maria Aloe

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