ndrea Catalano

Andrea Catalano Department: Global Health, 2014

Undergraduate studies: University of CA-Santa Cruz, History

Domestic Experience:
Health Organization for Latin America, Events Chair: Designed and executed fundraising night for El Refugio, a non-profit that provides assistance to families of those detained at Stewart Detention Center. Event was attended by over 80 individuals and raised over $5,000 of in-kind and cash donations.

HolaDoctor, Program Assistant: Analyzed data surrounding the outreach efforts of staff and other projects regarding the ACA and newly insured Latinos. Assisted in researching and writing grants related to healthcare utilization of Latinos and barriers to access.

Global Experience:
Peace Corps Honduras, Health Educator: Designed and facilitated over 50 training and capacity building workshops with over 700 participants on a variety of health education topics including HIV/AIDS prevention, nutrition and healthy cooking, prenatal care, family planning, and self-esteem.

UNICEF, Summer Practicum Researcher: Designed and implemented a quantitative research study to look at unintended pregnancy and abortion in Comayagua, Honduras.

Career Goals:
“I would like to find a position that allows me to engage with Latinos on some level, whether through research, education or program management.”

What draws you to focus in the field of Latino health?:
“Despite having European roots, I think I was Latina in another lifetime. I feel at home in Latin America and among the Latino community, I appreciate and relate to the importance of family and the sense of social justice that is so present in the majority of Latino cultures. I enjoy working in the field of Latino health because I think the disparities are something that we can improve on and defeat.”

Fun fact:
“While traveling in Guatemala in December, I ran into a girl I served with in Peace Corps AND had to get stitches for the first time ever, all in the same day!”

Contact: andrea.catalano504@gmail.com