Chloe Nunez ’13

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Chloé Nuñez was an Environmental Studies major at Allegheny with a focus in Global Health and Development. She was initially interested in health from a clinical perspective, but as she became deeply involved in the Meadville Community, she soon realized she was more intrigued by social determinants of health.

Chloé further developed her interest of health by taking advantage of the many opportunities at Allegheny, including Unión Latina and Alpha Phi Omega. She also served as a Davies Community Service Leader, Healthy Homes, Healthy Children Outreach Volunteer, READ Literacy Tutor, Imagine No Malaria Intern and Wellness Committee Student Assistant.

Through Unión Latina’s partnership with the Lupus Foundation Erie Branch, interning with the Lupus Cooperative of New York, and having family members with lupus, Chloé decided to focus her senior thesis on the role of social media in addressing patient-physician interactions among minority populations diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

Upon graduating from Allegheny College in 2013, Chloé spent the summer interning in Ghana where she focused on sustainable development and global health issues in the rural Akumfi District. She then went to serve as a CHCANYS Community HealthCorps member in East Harlem, New York. She now works as a Quality Improvement Coordinator in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which predominately serves Spanish-speaking, uninsured, immigrant populations.

Her interests include disparity gaps, health innovation technology, monitor and evaluation systems, and the sociomedical sciences.

Her belief is that practicing and executing cultural humility is the most fundamental component of being a public health practitioner and global citizen.

What classes or clubs were you in involved in as a student?

Involvement: Union Latina, Alpha Phi Omega, Davies Community Service Leader, Healthy Homes Healthy Children Project Coordinator, READ Literacy Tutor, Imagine No Malaria Intern, Wellness Committee Student Assistant, National Conference of Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) Student Representative

Classes: Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Third World Environmental Problems, Environmental Mapping, Religion and Ecology, Anthropological Perspectives, Rhetoric and Civic Engagement, Global Health Transitions

What Global Health related internships have you participated in?

Fun in the Park Coordinator- New Brunswick, NJ- 3 months

Brooklyn Grange City Growers Education Volunteer – Long Island City, NY- 2 months

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Research Assistant – New York, NY – 2 months

What are your postgraduate experiences?

Global Brigades Sustainable Development and Global Health Intern- Akumfi District, Ghana

CHCANYS Community HealthCorps

Quality Improvement Coordinator at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

What was the content of your senior thesis?

Role of Social Media in Addressing Patient-Physician Interactions among Minority Populations Diagnosed with Lupus

What are your major topics of interest within Global Health?

Health Innovation Technology, Disparity Gaps, Monitor and Evaluation Systems, and Sociomedical Sciences

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