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    Nayelie Benitez Santos


    Issues

    Policy Fellow

    NAYALIE BENITEZ SANTOS is a graduate student at the UCSF School of Nursing working towards earning her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is also a 2021 graduate from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, earning her MS in Epidemiology. Nayelie is dedicated to serving marginalized communities by helping make healthcare more equitable, which is why she became an LPPI Fellow. As a first-generation college and graduate student, she has faced many obstacles. Still, she has also used her experiences to motivate her to continue challenging herself to reach her educational and career goals. She plans to use her research background to advocate for significant health issues impacting the Latino community. Her skillsets come from working in the community and within clinical settings to directly serve community members and respond to their needs. As a fellow at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, she looks forward to advocating for her community and marginalized communities, presenting her research findings to key stakeholders, and making positive contributions that can drive sustainable change.