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Meet Community Health Educator Ariana Roman

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ArianaRomanFrom Ariana: 

I am delighted to be joining the Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics as a Community Health Educator!  I am originally from New York City and later moved to Buffalo, NY where I studied psychology and counseling services at SUNY-Buffalo.  Upon completion of my BA, I relocated to Chicago to pursue a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Sciences-Maternal and Child Health.  In the past, I aided in projects that ranged across a variety of topics, such as prenatal substance exposure, intimate partner violence, implementation science, and LGBTQ student health. I am thrilled to be able to apply my interdisciplinary background in the Chicagoland Jewish community, which has become my “home away from home.”  Aside from my professional endeavors, I love to read, listen to podcasts, try new restaurants, travel abroad, and spend time with family and friends. 

Please reach out to me at 312-357-4717 or ArianaRoman@juf.org. 

 

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