Javier Zarate, Jr., MPH

Javier Zarate, Jr., MPH

 College of Health, Human Services, and Science

Javier Zarate is an Instructor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He earned his Master in Public Health degree from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at Dartmouth College. For his undergraduate work, he graduated from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he majored in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. After graduating from UCSD, he worked as a Program Specialist at Covance. In the summer of 2008, he began the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars fellowship with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. As part of the fellowship, he was placed as a legislative fellow in the office of Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano. After completion of his fellowship, he worked at NDN, a progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C. Afterward he enrolled in various academic programs at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco. Of his experience teaching at Ashford, Zarate says, “My favorite aspect of teaching is working with students and helping them achieve their fullest potential inside and outside of the classroom.” He currently lives in San Diego, CA. He enjoys boxing and was a member of the Dartmouth Boxing Club at Dartmouth College. He has also begun to take Muay Thai classes at a local gym. His other interests include martial arts, running 5K races, soccer, playing guitar, dancing, politics, and community activism.