Through serving with AmeriCorps I look forward to the opportunity to gain insight about, and to play a part in addressing major public health issues.
Tulane University - BS in Cell and Molecular Biology; BS in Public Health
At Clay Behavioral Health Center, I will be serving as a care coordinator working with mental health and substance abuse clients. I will be working to develop, and provide, wellness programs focused on the importance of nutrition and physical activity in the recovery process, as well as various activities to enhance coping skills. I will be providing health screenings to clients, providing information about our programs, as well as making needed referrals to physicians and various social services, if needed.
Why did you join the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program?
The National Health Corps is a great opportunity to get involved with, and serve first hand, addressing today’s public health concerns. As a student of public health, and through my clinical experiences, I have learned, and continue to learn, that healthcare is more than just clinical care. Before matriculating in to medical school, I wanted to continue my public health education, outside of the classroom, by directly working with vulnerable and underserved populations. Through serving with AmeriCorps I look forward to the opportunity to gain insight about, and to play a part in addressing major public health issues.
After my term of service, I plan to matriculate in to medical school.