Educational background: BA in Psychology & Spanish from the University of Colorado Boulder
What is your title and role at your host site?
Depression Care Coordinator at UPMC Shadyside. My role is to help build and maintain a registry of patients at the clinic with Depression and follow-up with them to make sure they receive the care they need.
Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I was looking for a meaningful opportunity to give back to the community and work toward health equity. I am very interested in Public Health and was looking for a way to get hands-on experience.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I am hoping to gain insight as to whether I am interested in continuing in the field of clinical psychology and whether I enjoy working with patients with mental illness. I hope to learn more about the field of public health and create meaningful relationships with patients, mentors, and AmeriCorps peers.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I am hoping to continue my education and get my Masters in Public Health. I would love to live and work abroad.
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to be working in the field of Public Health and continuing to help ensure that everybody has the healthcare they need.