“Working in the community health center gives me a chance to do my dream job: My goal is to provide high quality and respectful care to people, regardless of their financial status. I grew up 7th of 8 kids with a single mother, which is to say I grew up very poor. We experienced how hard it is to find good healthcare when you do not have much money. When I was in high school I realized I could make a difference, while doing a job that I enjoy. So I have worked hard to be able to do just that.
Also, I grew up in Wilmington and feel called to serve this community. I want to help improve the health of the people in our community, and to remind my neighbors that their lives and their health matter.”
What are some of the things you are passionate about outside of work?
- Social Justice. I am very interested in programs at my church and in our community that work to ensure equal rights for all people.
- Vegetarian and Vegan cooking (and eating!). My current favorite is homemade vegan sushi.
- Spending time with my family. I am at my happiest going for our monthly hike in the woods together.
- I love trail running. I go a few times a week. It’s a great way to clear your mind, keep your body healthy and see how beautiful nature is.