Kelly Lynn Neel. University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Public Health. May, 2017 Continue reading
Katherine Welchlin-University of Arizona Bachelor’s in Public Health-Minor in Spanish. May, 2017.
Pima County Heath Department – Health Educator- Community Health Services.
I am currently living my dream of providing health services to my hometown of Nogales, AZ. Nogales is a hybrid society split by the Mexican-American border. On the Mexican side you have a mid-size metropolitan city with the hustle and bustle of international commerce; rich in culture from those who have become stranded trying to make their way into the United States of America. On the American side, it is a close knit community where we all know each other and are anxious to help each other succeed. In my current position as the School-Linked health Care Coordinator I get to assist my community by providing children K-12 with vital health information to prevent that which we see most in our community: diabetes, asthma, and obesity. I have a solid understanding of school, health services needs and assets in our rural, U.S. Mexico border improving adolescent wellness services through collaboration, education and advocacy. “Because I live in a border town I had the chance to experience two cultures at the same time. I learned that my community was in need of education and promotion of healthy lifestyles, which are one of the main focuses in public health.” Continue reading
Alexis Vasquez has known she wanted to pursue a health career since 5th grade. Now she works as a Family Support Specialist for Child and Family Resources in Tucson, where she provides health education and support to families in the Tucson area. Alexis was a member of SEAHEC’s Future Health Leaders Club (2010-2011) when she attended Rio Rico High School. Later, from July 2014 to May 2015, she served as a health education intern at SEAHEC. In 2015, Alexis graduated with a B.S. in Public Health and a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona. Continue reading