Greta Gokey

  • B.S. Anthropology, Chemistry minor, Baylor University
  • M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), University of Utah

Greta was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Wanting to experience something new, she moved down South where she attended Baylor University in Waco, TX. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology with a focus in Cultural and Medical Anthropology and a minor in Chemistry. Wanting to be back in the mountains, Greta moved to Park City, UT to live and work for a ski resort for a few years.

After a vacation to South Korea and discovering the U had a campus there, Greta packed up her life and moved across the world to Korea. She completed her Master of Public Health with the University of Utah on their UofU Asia Campus (UAC) in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea. For her practicum, Greta researched the UAC student population and co-conducted a Health Needs Assessment which analyzed the mental health status of the UAC student population. With that data, she developed, coordinated, and implemented a mental health program called MindU. MindU was designed to destigmatize mental health issues and disorders, as well as protect the mental health wellness of a predominantly Korean student population by educating and promoting various mental health and wellness programs and strategies.

Greta loved working with the undergraduate student population during her practicum and accepted a position as a Graduate Teacher’s Assistant for an English professor. Through this position, she was also able to conduct a research project on “The Role and Impact Teaching Assistants Have with Second Language Learners and the Acculturation Process” which she presented at The Asian Conference on Language held by The International Academic Forum in Tokyo, Japan. Coming back to the US for a short while, Greta missed Korea and working with students. She accepted an English teaching position in Incheon, South Korea where she taught English as a second language to Elementary and Middle School students. At the end of her teaching contract, she entered into an American Alternative Teaching Certificate program to be able to teach in the United States. Upon completion of the program, Greta will be certified to teach Social Studies and English at the Secondary level. In her free time, she loves to travel, go to concerts, read books, discover and try new recipes, and spend time with family and friends outside.