Hi. My name is Patricia A. Warfield. I am a 2004 alumna of the FACES for the Future Program in Oakland. I was born and raised in Oakland, California, where I attended Oakland Technical High School. While at Oakland Tech, I joined the Health Academy in the tenth grade. During my time in the health academy, I discovered my passion for the sciences.
After graduating from Oakland Tech, I went to Tuskegee University where I majored in Biology. In 2007, I gave birth to my daughter, Jayde Mikyah, shortly after completing my sophomore year in college. After giving birth to my daughter, I returned to school to complete my studies. In 2015, I graduated from Laney College with my Associates Degree in Natural Science and Social Science. I was awarded the Dean’s Medallion Award in Math and Science, and I received special recognition during the graduation ceremony by the keynote speaker. Directly after graduating from Laney College, I transferred to California State University East Bay where I majored in Health Science with a focus in community health.
Following my graduation from Cal State East Bay, I volunteered at Family Path Inc., a 24-hour parent support hotline. While volunteering on the hotline, I was able to help my community which has always been one of my passions. In June 2018, I started working at First 5 Alameda County as a Perinatal Health Outreach Coordinator. My work centers on a personal passion that has reached all the way back to being in the FACES program. I work with families that parent children between the ages of 0-5 years and I provide them with programs and resources throughout Alameda County that help to ensure that their children are developmentally and emotionally ready to start kindergarten.
In the near future, I plan to attend graduate school through my job and pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.