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Carisa Champion-Lippmann

Carisa Champion-Lippmann

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

  • Bachelor of Science in International Affairs, 2008

Grad Success: Carisa Champion-Lippmann

Carisa Champion-Lippmann has always had big ambitions.

“When I was looking for a college, I really wanted to choose somewhere I could develop my passion,” she said. “I had grown up doing medical mission trips and saw a lot of disparities in underserved populations. I knew that there was a place where health and government could come together, but I didn’t know what that looked like until I came to Florida State.”

Champion-Lippmann discovered the area of public health with the guidance of her Florida State University professors and mentors. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs while simultaneously completing the pre-medical program.

Throughout her academic career at Florida State, Lippmann actively demonstrated her leadership capabilities. She worked as a resident assistant, served on the homecoming court and spent six months interning at the White House in Washington, D.C. She credits the Florida State community for offering her these opportunities.

“I was poured into and invested in. I was allowed to do so many things that propelled me into my career,” Champion-Lippmann said.

After to attending FSU, Champion-Lippmann achieved more than 700 community service hours at Nova Southeastern’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her time at FSU, she coordinated student service projects, served as president in the student government association and has organized several medical outreach missions to underserved areas of Florida and Haiti.

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