I AM FPHLP 2018: Alondra Gonzalez

Alondra GonzalezAlondra Gonzalez is a recent graduate from California State University, Los Angeles. Alondra studied Public Health and minored in Chican@/ Latin@ Studies. This summer, she interned with the Detroit Community Health Connection (DCHC).

In her role, she promoted and gathered vendors for the 30th Anniversary Back 2 School Health Fair. Alondra also conducted research on identifying barriers in care coordination and interdepartmental referrals. During her time at DCHC, she was able to contribute to a proposal by researching resources related to educators and health programs for the diabetic population in Detroit.

One of Alondra's FPHLP highlights was meeting her cohort, mentors and cluster group, who still continue to stay in touch. In addition to her colleagues, she feels that volunteering at Forgotten Harvest was a rewarding experience because devoting a few hours as a collective had a positive impact on the community. The most exciting highlight of the FPHLP program was presenting her poster at the CDC. Alondra says that presenting all her hard work throughout the 10 weeks is something that she will cherish forever.

Alondra is currently searching for a job in the public health field, whether it is being a Research Assistant or a Community Outreach Worker. Her goal in life is to help the Latino population, specifically children. She hopes to gain more hands on experience with any job in the Public Health field. In a couple of years, she hopes to receive her MPH.