Served as a Health Advisor from 2011 to 2012 in Honduras.
• Collaboratively addressed availability, accessibility and acceptability issues related to HIV prevention programs and products.
• Developed and implemented a 20-session curriculum on HIV/AIDS education and sexual and reproductive health with 54 high school students.
• Supervised and trained a selected group of 25 students on the curriculum, who served as trainers educating 145 of their peers.
• Team-developed the Peace Corps Honduras Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative; designed, developed, implemented and evaluated first component of the Initiative, the Teen Workshop.
• Wrote USAID funded SPA grant to build a Teen Clinic in Taulabé and wrote a Peace Corps funded grant to support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.
• Established and led instruction for 2 diabetes and hypertension support groups with 26 members of the community on the importance of managing their condition and the benefits of physical activity.
• Received certification as a counselor and counseled pregnant women receiving an HIV/AIDS test on the transmission, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
• Educated pregnant women on HIV/AIDS, healthy eating and the warning signs that may lead to potential complications during pregnancy and birth.
• Presented innovative, dynamic health talks on a variety of health topics, such as sexual and reproductive health to adolescents, parents and teachers.
• Served as a member of the HIV/AIDS committee comprised of representatives from the municipality, health center, YMCA, and youth groups.