Scholar. Leader. Mestiza.

Professional Experience

I work with groups and individuals in nonprofit organizations and  community-based coalitions, healthcare organizations, school districts, and academic institutions. I am known for being passionate, direct, practical and efficient. If you decide to work with me, expect to see a focus on collaboration, sustainability, pragmatism, and authenticity. My general approach is to: (1) encourage involvement from stakeholders at all levels; (2) consider the practical implications of the social, political and economic environment; (3) develop actionable plans grounded in research and best practice; and (4) integrate sustainability planning in development of new initiatives. My experience includes:

  • Research and Evaluation: Program Evaluation, Grant Writing, Survey Research, Interviews and Focus Groups
  • Nonprofit Management: Program Development, Cultural Competency Training, Governance and Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Grant Writing
  • Community Engagement and Public Policy: Community-Based Participatory Research, Coalition Development, Shared Leadership Models, Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Teaching and Student Engagement: Course Design for the Online Environment, Team-Based Learning, Flipped Classroom, and Experiential Learning

Select Projects and Presentations

Keynote address delivered at the JPS Research and Quality Symposium, 2022

Politically conscious research and medicine: Embracing shared accountability for community health

Presentation of a virtual and experiential teaching project conducted as part of a professional learning community, 2017

Transformative learning in social justice education through the integration of Photovoice in a course on diversity populations

Part two of a virtual health equity training for a state-wide audience of for staff from public agencies, health care settings, and community-based organizations focused on older adults

Promoting Health Equity through Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards, Part II: Becoming a health equity champion
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