Goldie Delivers Commencement Address

Sue Goldie Speaking at Podium

Sue J. Goldie, CHDS Faculty Director and the Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health, delivered commencement remarks to the graduating class of her alma mater, Union College, in June 2021.

Goldie acknowledged the unprecedented moment for public health that the nation currently faces, and the intense disruption to higher education over the previous year. She also shared four lessons learned from notable moments and turning points in her own career to aid the graduates in navigating their future paths: the critical role of relationships, the importance to “fearlessly deviate” from an expected path, to “use every creative bone in [your] body to plow through logistical constraints,” and to find a balance between tracking success through metrics and meaningful work.

Goldie serves as the Director of both the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University and CHDS. At the Harvard Chan School, Goldie instructs Decision Science for Public Health (RDS 202) and the orientation course Foundations for Public Health (ID 100).

Learn more: Watch a video of Goldie’s full commencement address.

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