- Public health, specifically health education and behavior - Making a positive impact through my job - Raising awareness around vital health issues - Working with a variety of people and organizations to achieve a goal - Marketing and communication - And personally: the Oregon ducks, my family, exercise, the outdoors, f...
"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world." - George Bernard Shaw
Hep C Connection
Director of Community Outreach
February 2012 — Present
In this position I work to increase outreach efforts, prevention education, and hepatitis C virus screening at Hep C Connection. I oversee two contracts with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, two grants awarded by the Colorado HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, and partnerships with Denver Health, 9Health Fair and the Office of Behavioral Health. Other projects include organizing a viral hepatitis awareness campaign and local awareness events, offering hepatitis B and C trainings for prevention providers, assisting with the development of new programs, applying for pharmaceutical funding, and coordinating Team Hep C and the seven support groups and support group facilitators that meet throughout the state.
Hep C Connection
HelpLine & Volunteer Coordinator
March 2010 — February 2012
My primary role in the position was to provide information, resources and referrals, and counseling messages to callers of Hep C Connection's toll-free HelpLine. Staying up-to-date on the latest treatment research, understanding how to access medical care, and establishing partnerships with other social service organizations were key responsibilities. Additionally, I maintained the organization's website, social media, and newsletter; I assisted with all fundraising efforts; and I coordinated health fair participation and related volunteer activity.
Martin + Osa
May 2008 — May 2010
Water Conservation Technician
January 2009 — September 2009
Oregon State University
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Public Health Education and Promotion
University of Oregon
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biology/Biological Sciences, General