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Olga Muñoz, DVM, MSc, PhD.
1604 McCarty Dr.
Room G047
Gainesville, FL 32603

I am a veterinarian with an MSc in One Health focused on infectious diseases, and a Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in One Health. I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, to an Italian-Ecuadorian father and a Russian mother. After graduating from high school, I moved to Bologna, Italy, where I got my DVM. During my second year of my degree, I discovered the fascinating world of infectious diseases, which drove me to build a path in public health, thus, to move to Padua to work on zoonotic influenza A viruses and pursue an MSc in One Health at the Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My last stop before coming to Florida was working from 2015 to 2016 in the National Institute of Public Health Research in Quito, Ecuador. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the One Health Center of Excellence, I assist in teaching our undergraduate course "The Circular Nature of Covid-19", organizing events to promote One Health, and conducting research about collaboration. In my spare time, I enjoy being in nature, traveling, reading, the opera, and experiencing great and exotic food.