"It is a great satisfaction to participate in the Ventanilla de Salud program. Providing health resources is one of the pillars of my profession (nursing). I am very grateful to be able to do it in this program in a country different from mine. I loved being able to travel to communities that I did not know, living with people from different cultures and being able to contribute to that important part of life that is health."
I was honored to be invited to intern with SEAHEC because of my interest in boarder health and immigration policy. I helped out with communications through creating letters, a brochure, photographs and this article. The time that Gail offered me, as a mentor, has inspired me to examine how my career path could help solve the challenges facing our communities. I am so thankful to have had hands-on experiences with leaders addressing these issues and staff dedicated to the mission of SEAHEC.
2017 SEAHEC Scholar, Rocio Gastelum, returned to SEAHEC this summer for a Border Service Learning tour. She came to participate in a the two-day BLAISER tour in June. As a Future Health Leader, Ms. Gastelum helped to educate her classmates about Dengue and Zika prevention as a member of SEAHEC's Citizen Science Project.
Being an intern with SEAHEC has made a positive impact on my career goals. It has opened my eyes and let me gain knowledge and experience with underserved communities. It has also helped me understand what needs to be done to address the disparities in the area.