Committed to alleviating health inequities and improving the quality of life for vulnerable populations, Lupe strives to address the social determinants of health with a systems-level approach. She is particularly interested in how collaborative work at the local, state, and national level can improve health equity for vulnerable communities.
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. Lupe is passionate about social justice because health goes beyond disease management and medication. From volunteering at the American Red Cross as a Latino Community Preparedness intern to facilitating health education classes in a community health clinic, she has observed the intersections of socioeconomic status and health outcomes.