Hello! I am Jay (given name: John) Donoghue, a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology. I hail from the comically far-away city of Hagerstown, Maryland. Arriving at UCLA was my first time ever setting foot on the west coast and I'm pretty excited about it all. When I'm not doing schoolwork, in class, or going to events for free food, I love being active in a bunch of ways -- mostly lifting, basketball, hiking, and swimming when I can. I also enjoy running from time to time so I figured joining the Fielding School Running Club would be a great way to make friends while staying active and acting like an idiot for fun (which running conveniently allows). Thus, I joined. I have participated in various races in the past: a few 5k's, a couple 10k's, a team marathon, and a half marathon. This year, as a registered half marathon participant for the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health team, I will hopefully again push through the inevitable pain associated with running in general, as a thank you for donations. Each of the FSPH runners participating in the upcoming LA Marathon is raising money for summer fieldwork fellowships for the students in the Fielding School of Public Health. I would be thrilled if you could help us in any way to achieve our goal of $650 per student. Any amount helps and could go a long way! You may be funding the future of Public Health! Corny, yet feasible.