Andrea Garcia Brown

What are you most looking forward to this service year?
I’m looking forward to gaining a different perspective to the healthcare system in Chicago. Last year as an AmeriCorps VISTA, I supervised a mobile produce pantry that partnered with 19 clinics within Cook County to bring fresh produce to patients. I was not on the clinical side, but more on the nutritional side, so for this term I am looking forward to be on clinical side of serving patients. Gaining a better understand of how healthcare works in an urban setting & maybe discovering my path in the healthcare field.

What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
Currently I am striving to continue finding my path in the healthcare field. Right now I am doing research into dual MPH programs, PA programs & NP programs all over the country. I am interested in pursuing and finishing my doula certification and obtaining a Child Birth Educator certificate. Additionally, I am interested in the spiritual/holistic side of birth and supporting families in an all encompassing capacity.

I'm interested in learning about...
I am interested in learning more about Reproductive Justice, Women’s Health & family planning especially among minority women, HIV/AIDS support and mental healthcare, LQGBTQ health & support, and sex positive healthcare/education. 

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from University of Arizona Tucson

Gender pronouns:
she/her/hers

Home Town:
Yuma, AZ
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