Ph.D. Candidate, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

I am a PhD candidate in Health Promotion and Behavior (the communications and behavioral science arm of public health, as I usually explain.) My dissertation (successfully defended on January 31, 2018) was on alternative health networks providing increased healthcare options in the southeast for Latino immigrants (usually called botanicas.) I've interned full time at The Carter Center, and was a Quechua Federal Language and Area Studies Fellow, as well as a Goizueta Foundation graduate scholar. Besides my academic focus on Latino immigrant and Indigenous health; I've traveled extensively in Latin America consulting with Indigenous groups in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Guatemala -- and learned about the common use of alternative medicine in the Cuban healthcare system during my two week visit there in 2013. I've published peer reviewed articles in my field and written freelance articles for a number of venues, mostly about public health and human rights in Indigenous communities.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate College of Public Health, University of Georgia

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Georgia School of Social Work, M.A. in Nonprofit Organizations
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