I grew up on the outskirts of Tucson. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health and a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish Translation and Interpretation. From a young age, I have always been interested in helping people, and growing up in a close-knit community on the outskirts of town exposed me to many of the health disparities that exist in our own backyard. I always knew that I wanted to find a way to help my community out and I felt that studying Public Health was the perfect way to do just that. I believe that health education and prevention is the best approach to solving many of our health disparities. Through my internship at SEAHEC, I have been able to help create a health curriculum for Winchester Heights as well as planning and implementing a binational border health conference. Because of this experience, I learned that I chose the correct career path and that I want to pursue a career in health education serving rural communities.
Brenda Olivia Sanchez-SEAHEC Intern
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