Brook Araya was born in Ethiopia, and his family moved to the United States when he was 6, when he settled in Chelsea, Alabama. He recieved a degree in philosophy from UAB and is beginning his MPH in epidemiology in the fall of 2020. He has always wanted to be a neurosurgeon. He loves television shows, as well as running and spending time with friends.


What do you like to do for fun?

I love running, working out, making music, talking with friends and watching tv.


Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been:

I spent 3 months in Jamaica in fall 2019 and it was an amazing experience. A very “backpacking around Europe” type of experience getting to know myself.


What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“Discipline is freedom.”