Bio

Bio


Program manager experienced working with academic medical centers in US and sub-Saharan Africa. Global education, legal background, and travel to 30+ countries. Highly skilled in curriculum development, partnership building, and strategic planning. Passionate about interdisciplinary learning and research in strengthening health systems.

Education & Certifications


  • MS, Northwestern University, Global Health (2017)
  • MS, California State University, East Bay, Health Care Administration (2015)
  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Political Science-International Relations emphasis, Global Studies, minor in French (2010)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work


  • Volunteer/Interpreter, Azusa Pacific University Mexico Outreach (4/2004)

    Interpreter in the project to construct a church and lead youth activities and lunch program

    Location

    Mexicali, Mexico

  • Community Volunteer, Amigos de las Americas (6/2004 - 8/2004)

    Facilitated the construction of a health post in a rural community; taught English, Spanish, and French classes; organized classes on the environment, hygiene, and health; led youth activities; distributed fruit and shade trees to the community

    Location

    Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

  • Administrative & Clinical Volunteer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (6/2002 - 8/2005)

    • VOLUNTEER SERVICES responsibilities included organizing volunteer applications and supporting documentation, updating volunteer files and database, answering potential volunteer inquiries, managing office in general

    • MATERNITY responsibilities included assembling information packets, assisting nurses in care of prenatal and postpartum patients

    • INTERPRETER SERVICES responsibilities included the management and reorganization of the “Language Bank,” a volunteer database of foreign language speakers for interpretation

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Volunteer, Touch the World Ministries (6/2005 - 7/2005)

    Participated in maintenance construction of an orphanage, led youth activities there and at other schools and churches, distributed supplies to the orphanage and various refugee camps

    Location

    Kampala, Uganda

  • Billing & Clinical Services Volunteer, Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo Counties (3/2008 - 6/2009)

    Organized and submitted insurance claims, filed medical records, assembled information packets on reproductive health, and completed other common office duties in a clinic setting with opportunities to learn about reproductive health patient services, also assisted in Spanish-speaking patient phone calls

    Location

    Santa Barbara, CA

Professional

Professional Interests


Healthcare reform, health policy, medical education, global health, sub-Saharan Africa, global surgery and anesthesia, global health management and administration

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