As Project Manager for the SDSU/UC San Diego Moores Cancer Partnership (U54CA132384 & U54CA132379), I oversee several components of a collaborative endeavor aiming to reduce the burden of cancer among Hispanic/Latino communities. I am responsible for the implementation of several activities including report submission, program development, personnel supervision, and budget management. I serve as a liaison between multiple institutions as well as our community partners. In this role, I oversee the coordination of Partnership events, such as a cancer disparities lecture series for students and faculty. I have more than eight years of experience coordinating NIH-funded public health and translational research projects. My responsibilities have included overseeing a community-engaged research project with multiple clinical and organizational partners, coordinating two institutional training grants (T and K level), with skills in internal and external report and proposal preparation, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, human subjects data collection and reporting, and program development, evaluation, and long-term planning. In my current role at the SDSU/UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Partnership, I manage multiple project budgets, supervise staff, draft and submit reports as required per funders, and liaise between UC San Diego, SDSU, and community partners.
In 2011, I earned a master’s degree in Public Health (Environmental Health emphasis). I am bilingual in Spanish and English and have experience engaging with multiple stakeholders in the San Diego and Imperial Valley regions. International experience includes human subjects data collection in the Caribbean, as well as Peace Corps service in South America.