HealthCorps Coordinator Starts Semester at Upland High School in CA

Posted 01/06/2017 | By HealthCorps

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HealthCorps Coordinator Starts Semester at Upland High School in CA

 

NEW YORK, New York (January 5, 2017) — HealthCorps, a national health and wellness nonprofit, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, is pleased to announce the addition of Living Labs coordinator Katherine Gonzales to Upland High School in Upland, CA. Katherine of Loma Linda, CA received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Western Connecticut State University and a master’s in public health education from Loma Linda University.

Katherine will use HealthCorps research and public health data to create a wellness program at Upland High School that is uniquely suited to the needs of the community. “I am looking forward to making a positive impact and serving as a positive role model to the students and staff of Upland High School. Above all, I want people to know that they are loved, noticed, accepted and valued,” said Katherine.

As a HealthCorps Coordinator, Katherine will commit to HealthCorps for two years and facilitate the HealthCorps’ skills based curriculum (fitness, nutrition, mental strength, and personal health) at Upland High School throughout the school year while developing a strong relationship with school personnel and officials to deliver the HealthCorps components. She will convene and engage with the school wellness council.

Katherine will help extend HealthCorps’ message beyond the classroom by organizing health events such as health fairs, parent and teacher outreach events, lunch time demonstrations, and an after school cooking club. She will also serve as a mentor and role model to the students.

After HealthCorps, Katherine plans on pursing a master’s degree in social work, she is particularly interested in counseling young people and families.

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