Department: BSHE, 2014
Description of work:
For my summer practicum experience I spent ten weeks as an intern for San Diego County. I had the opportunity for a joint internship and worked between the Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Border Health. Between these two organizations I worked in emergency preparedness and outreach for the Latino population. Through market research and a community driven focus group, I was able to create a culturally validated emergency food kit list for the Latino community. The food kit list provides recommendations for emergency food storage as well as information on how to prepare. Additionally, I worked on developing a county wide multilingual emergency communications plan that focuses on translation and culturally competent ways to deliver emergency information during times of need. I am using this latter component for my capstone project.
Faculty Advisor: Delia Lang, RSPH
Partner Organization: San Diego County Department of Border Health, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services, Rollins School of Public Health
- Recipient of the Jack Boozer Summer Internship Fund For Work in Social Ethics and Community Service, Emory’s Center for Ethics
- Recipient of the Latino Health Domestic Summer Practicum Award sponsored by Rollins School of Public Health and the Health Organization for Latin America (HOLA)