Elizabeth Peña

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experience was conducting research and outreach in rural communities in the Central Valley to assess people’s level of knowledge and barriers to proper oral hygiene. It was so much more than providing a survey, I also provided health education to community membersContinue reading “Elizabeth Peña”

Rachel Paredes Paras

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experiences are those found at the intersection of the arts and public health. Through work, we’ve been able to commission local artists to create water promotion videos and photograph local residents for a community-informed water campaign featured on billboard and bus stops,Continue reading “Rachel Paredes Paras”

Arletha Murray, MPH

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “I was blessed to have been chosen to support the San Francisco FBO (Faith Based Organization) community as they fought against COVID exposures at their local organizations. I helped to ensure they received prevention support and were aware of the ever changing guidance and policies impactingContinue reading “Arletha Murray, MPH”

Erika

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “My favorite public health experience has been working with Roots Community Health Center in the South Bay with the COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. I enjoyed the opportunity to help my community and I even got a chance to practice my Spanish from time to time!”Continue reading “Erika”

Tejal Patel, BSN, RN, PHN

What is your proudest public health moment and why? “Working as a COVID-19 Community Response RN at a mass vaccination site where I administered the vaccine and educated community members. I am proud of this moment because it was a moment that made history and it was amazing to be a part of it.” WhyContinue reading “Tejal Patel, BSN, RN, PHN”

Kathy Reyes

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “In 2018, I attended the American Public Health Association annual conference. I presented a community assessment project examining local impacts of an anti-immigrant political climate. This was a favorite experience of mine because it cemented a passion for public health and inspired me to see aContinue reading “Kathy Reyes”

Richard So

What is your favorite public health experience and why? “One of my favorite experiences is working collaboratively with other groups and community stakeholders and actually leveraging our combined resources to make a difference. Whether it’s reducing costs or putting together a small program that does good for the community and everyone benefits. That’s also anContinue reading “Richard So”