Committed to alleviating health inequities and improving the quality of life for vulnerable and marginalized populations, Lupe strives to address the social determinants of health with a systems-level approach. She is particularly interested in how collaborative work among governmental entities, cross-sector partners, and community members can improve outcomes for vulnerable communities.
Lupe joined RDA because she is committed to centralizing the voices and expertise of those impacted into decision-making and planning processes. At RDA, she supports various projects including community-based participatory research, mixed method evaluations, culturally-relevant needs assessments, organizational strategic planning, and community planning processes.
Prior to joining RDA, Lupe interned as a Health Leads Advocate in Washington, D.C., where she assisted with health services and resource navigation for low-income patients with significant need of adequate food, housing, and wellness. Due to her academic, professional, and personal experiences, Lupe focuses on the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender throughout her work in order to address the root causes of inequities and injustices.