If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

Maya Angelou, because her words of wisdom and unwavering determination always reminds me of how much farther I can and will go.

What motivates you to create social impact?

The idea of a progressive and equal opportunistic future is what continuously motivates me to keep pushing to make a difference, one small step at a time.

Host Site Overview

The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Host Site Project

The Women’s Health Team at Fenway Health would like to engage a New Sector RISE Fellow in two major initiatives: 1.Youth Resiliency Project The first project concerns the implementation and roll-out of the 2015 New Sector Summer Fellow’s project. Currently, the New Sector Summer Fellow is expanding the Health Center’s capacity to screen for adverse childhood experiences, dating violence, and bullying among 16-29 year old youth, and assess their degree of resiliency and support. The New Sector Summer Fellow is conducting a comprehensive literature review and analysis to determine best practices for screening for these issues in this age group in preparation for the health center?s new Family Medicine initiative. The RISE Fellow will build off the work of the Summer Fellow and develop an implementation plan. 2.Diabetes Quality Improvement Project The second project concerns the implementation of a Quality Improvement plan for Fenway’s diabetic population. The RISE Fellow will build on the success and outcomes of the 14-15 RISE Fellow and bring that work to fruition. The current RISE Fellow has been exploring best practices for diabetes management in a community health center/patient-centered medical home environment. In collaboration with other team members, the Fellow has been working to design a pilot program for implementation on the Women’s Health floor. The 15-16 RISE Fellow will develop the next phase of this implementation by developing a patient engagement strategy appropriate for Fenway’s patient population and developing metrics and intervention protocols to improve management of comorbidities such as high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and depression.