On the last day of class for ‘Intersectionality and Health Inequities,’ Professor Jennifer Nazareno welcomed a familiar face back to Brown: Kaitlyn Orona MPH ’19, a Health Policy Analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. Katie joined other community leaders, including Albertine Omona Mugwa, of Women’s Refugee Care, and Chelsea De Paula MPH, CCHW, of Providence Community Health Centers, for the final zoom class of the semester. Nazareno says the panelists help students to bridge the theory they’ve learned in the course, to change at the community level.
Of serving as a guest speaker, Orona says she’s happy to give back to the School of Public Health, albeit virtually. “My time at Brown University had an indelible impact on my life, from both a professional and personal perspective. When faculty ask me to join their class to talk about my work, provide an overview of the status of child and maternal health, or discuss my experience as a student at Brown, I am always eager to accept their invitation.
“I highly encourage other alumni to consider engaging with current students and taking an active role in shaping the next generation of public health leaders.”
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