Name: Megumi Yamamoto
NHC Program: Central California
Host Site: Livingston Community Health
Position Title: Community Health Center Specialist
Where are you from? I was born in Baldwin Park and grew up in Diamond Bar, CA. I moved to Pomona, CA in 2020 and now reside in Merced, CA
Why did you decide to join NHC? I decided to join NHC because of my passion for serving in the central valley and advocating for a healthy community. I saw NHC's mission which drove me to apply to this inclusive program.
What are you hoping to gain or learn during your service term? I hope to learn more about how a community health center works in an underserved community. I also hope to learn how patient interactions shape positive such as improved health and knowledge.
What are you most looking forward to during your service term? I am most excited about learning the health center dynamic and getting to know people, the site, and NHC. I am also looking forward to working closely with healthcare professionals and getting insight into what it takes to be a leader.