My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, I attended college to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing because I enjoy helping others.
Then, I realized I was not driven to work with patients in a hospital setting.
I pursued an alternative route of helping others through program services and health education.
I graduated from CSULB in 2010 and was hired at my job as a Prevention Specialist.
An opportunity was presented to me and I was promoted to Program Coordinator.
I decided to return to school to obtain my Master of Public of Administration Degree to learn more.


Youth Education & Prevention Program Coordinator

I implement services toward prevention of substance use among youth.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

As a Coordinator, the day consists of a combination of completing administrative tasks and direct services with youth, parents and community members. Depending on the day of the week, the activities may include educational sessions with elementary school youth, a workshop with parents or a collaboration with community leaders and residents.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

It is crucial to receive the educational background on health and human services. In the field of public health, the technical information behind the application of knowledge provides insight on the way programs are developed, structured and implemented.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"People questioned me about shifting my career choice towards a different path. I realized it was not a personal dream of mine so I had to make the bold choice to move toward what I truly wanted to do."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
Physical Issues