I joined BHWP in the fall of 2013 and I am excited to continue working in an endeavor I began as an undergraduate, helping connect underserved populations to the knowledge and services they need to live healthy, fulfilling, and meaningful lives. I received a BA in International Studies, Spanish and Philosophy from Indiana University before going on to earn my Masters in International Relations at the University of Indianapolis. While I have dedicated much of my time working directly with Latinx populations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Tucson, Arizona as a community organizer and social worker, my expertise is policy research/analysis, program management, and communication.
A brief internship with the US Department of Health and Human Services in disaster response helped me realize there was a role for someone with my background, training, and expertise in the public health field, and I have found a unique niche at BHWP I find exhilarating. As a Research Services Senior Professional, I divide my time between our research and community liaison teams. I am one of BHWP’s lead trainers in the tobacco education space. I also design, execute, and evaluate tailored communities of practice for diverse groups of professionals in public health, community behavioral health, and criminal justice.