Department: Global Health, 2015
Undergraduate studies: College of Saint Benedict, Nutrition
Hennepin Count Women Infants & Children (Minneapolis, MN), Public Health Nutritionist: Counseled low-income Hispanic families on maternal and infant nutrition topics including successful breastfeeding techniques, healthy infant and child growth and development and nutrition during pregnancy
Peace Corps (Los Guineos, Dominican Republic), Community Health Specialist Volunteer:
Volunteered in a 200-home rural village and collaborated with community members to implement health-related projects in maternal and infant health, HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health, small-scale food production, water and sanitation, school nutrition, female empowerment, and health promotion.²
I return to the Dominican Republic everyone March with my hometown Rotary Club of Saint Cloud, Minnesota to follow-up on projects completed during my Peace Corps service, coordinate medical missions, and implement water and sanitation projects throughout the country.
“I would love to continue working on the grassroots level. I think it is important to empower communities to make their own decisions and take pride in their accomplishments.”
What draws you to focus in the field of Latino health?
"My domestic and global work experiences increased my understanding of health disparities latino communities face. Some of the most influential women in my life are Latina.”
“I love playing cribbage. Contact me for lessons!”