Interested in Epidemiology, Luthva Becomes the Best Graduate

Luthva Luviandani Pratiwi is the best graduate of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) at the graduation period of November 2018 with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.97. In total, there were 1,868 graduates with 768 of them being cum laude graduates. The woman, who was born in Garut on September 3, 1996 and is from the Faculty of Public Health (FKM), is interested in epidemiology.

Her love of science comes from his idol, John Snow. "He is the Father of Epidemiology. Epidemiology is a study about the spread of infectious diseases to humans and the factors that can affect their spread. The elective course that I chose while being in the university is also epidemiology. Therefore, I hope that, later in carrying out assignments in the workfield, I can be like John Snow. "

Luthva likes epidemiology because she has the desire to reduce the rate of spread of infectious diseases in Indonesia. Therefore, after graduating from UAD, she still had the intention to continue her master's degree in health.

In the process of becoming the best graduate in UAD, the daughter of H. Wahyudin and Hj. Endah Nurhayati always has her focus in class when the lecturer delivers the material. Unlike most students who take notes from the slides, Luthva takes notes of what the lecturer said. She takes notes and keeps in mind the important things that have been delivered.

"My learning method leans towards visual material. So, I do not print much material, I just study from the laptop and open the power point document. By doing that, without realizing it, I will remember the material based on the location and color in the slide, making it easier for me to memorie everything," she said.

Besides being diligent in studying, Luthva was active in organization, at the Student Executive Board (BEM) of FKM since the first semester. She spent her time at BEM for three periods by starting from being a cadre, then community service staff, and the head of the community service department. In addition, she was a champion of the 2016 the Most Outstanding Student (Mawapres) on the faculty level.

"My main learning motivation is both of my parents. I don't want to disappoint people around me and my family. Therefore, always trying the best in all things is something that I must continue to do."

Just like other regular students, Luthva also often feels lazy and bored. However, she has a good time management to arrange her class, practicum, organization, community service, and holidays. According to the woman who likes Korean dramas, holidays are needed to keep the mind fresh. "So, hanging out is also needed occasionally," she said.