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Nayelie Benitez Santos


Policy Fellow

NAYALIE BENITEZ SANTOS, M.S. (she/her/hers) is a graduate student at the UCSF School of Nursing working towards earning her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her M.S. in Epidemiology from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. 

Nayelie is dedicated to serving marginalized communities by helping make healthcare more equitable, which is why she became an LPPI Fellow in the UCLA LPPI Research Department. As a first-generation college and graduate student, she has faced many obstacles and used these experiences 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. 

She looks forward to continuing to advocate for marginalized communities, presenting her research findings to key stakeholders, and making positive contributions that can drive sustainable change.