Daphne just finished her third undergraduate year at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently double majoring in Social Welfare and Spanish Language and Literature. Growing up in a predominantly low-income, Hispanic community in Southern California, Daphne was interested in how the social determinants of health including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender affect health care and outcomes. Since moving to the Bay Area, her passion for Public Health has grown.
Daphne has worked with different populations, including volunteering with the Alameda Health System Health Advocates Program at Highland Hospital in East Oakland and with Oakland International High School Wellness Center’s Immunization Project. She also works with UC Berkeley’s Graduate Student Government (Graduate Assembly), helping graduate students coordinate events for the UC Berkeley graduate student population. She is very excited to be working with FACES and hopes to inspire students interested in the health field!
In her spare time, she enjoys eating out, reading, dancing the hula and hanging out with family and friends.
This summer, Daphne will be interning with the FACES for the Future Coalition to support the FACES Summer Medical Academy.