Health equity does not only remove barriers to access, but it also empowers people from all backgrounds to achieve emotional, mental and physical wellness both in and outside of the doctor's office. Health doesn't end when you leave the hospital.
Patricia originates from Baltimore, Maryland. At Dartmouth College, she majored in anthropology modified with biology and minored in human-centered design. Patricia has a passion for working alongside communities, in their pursuit of wellness and dreams to use design-centered thinking to transform healthcare. Patricia has volunteered as a patient advocate at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and mentored youth through DREAM. She also volunteered with Bridges to Community in Nicaragua, co-designing The Holder Project to empower children to practice healthy toothbrushing where access to preventative care is limited. From sharing stories from kitchens worldwide as the marketing intern at Traveling Spoon, to hitchhiking with pilots who fly over the fjords of New Zealand, Patricia is an avid believer in the ways in which storytelling can inspire, connect, and share the beauty of our differences. In addition to being a GHC fellow, Patricia is an AmeriCorps VISTA member.