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Andrea Jacobo

Special Projects Director

Andrea leads efforts to create a national health equity legislation to build capacity to address racial health inequities experienced by communities of color. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree at UC Berkeley. She received her Masters of Public Health from The University of Memphis and Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami. With seven years of community health experience, Andrea implemented various evidence-based nutrition and physical activity programs in community settings ranging from youth to older adults. Along with program implementation, she co-facilitated a community of practice focused on addressing the root causes of health disparities in Memphis through policy, systems, and the built environment. Andrea's areas of interest are addressing health inequities through community-centered, people-centered approaches including human-centered design thinking as a tool for community organization and capacity building.