Faculty & Staff Profiles
Part-Time Instructor, Public Health Sciences
- DPH, University of Illinois at Chicago
- MS, University of Illinois at Chicago
- BS, University of Iowa
What prompted you to pursue your field?
For me, public health and social justice are intertwined. After graduating with a degree as a physician’s assistant, I volunteered for a year working in a clinic in rural Honduras. That experience converted me to public health with a focus on global health and health promotion, and I never looked back. I have worked in health education and health promotion both in Latin America (10 years) and with immigrant and refugee populations in the Chicago area for over 25 years.