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Users with a Job Title of Health Network Associate

Leslie Diaz's picture

After an introduction to social services with The Salvation Army, Ms. Diaz pursued her advanced studies at the University of Texas in Austin and received her Master's degree in Science in Social Work in May of 2010, after an internship with UNHCR Armenia working with asylum seekers and their human trafficking efforts. Her work experience includes community organizing, substance abuse services, disaster relief, and areas relative to immigration. Ms. Diaz gives Health Network support with the Ventanilla program on behalf of MCN in order to connect the local community with the appropriate resources. Gooo Austin!

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Rob Corona was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics. Mr. Corona has spent the last eight years teaching ESL in the US and abroad. He has also worked to fight for construction/farmworker rights. In addition to working at MCN, Mr. Corona is a private language instructor and does freelance translations in French, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. In his free time, Mr. Corona likes to travel, ride his motorcycle, practice yoga, draw, cook, read, watch movies, and enjoy the outdoors.

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Elodie was born in Mexico and grew up in Houston, TX. She moved to Austin five years ago. Elodie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. During her last semester at UT Austin, she interned at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. As a social work intern, Elodie provided safety planning, crisis intervention and court accompaniment to victims and survivors of domestic violence. In addition to working at MCN, Elodie is vice president of the South Austin Rotary Club and volunteers as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. In her free time, Elodie likes to run, practice yoga, and enjoy anything outdoors with her daughter.

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Homero was born in the Texas Panhandle and moved to Austin when he was 4 years old. He grew up in the Austin area and eventually made the controversial decision to not go to UT and instead attended Texas A&M in College Station. There, Homero received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from a university in the U.S. (and a Tier 1 university to boot!). Homero was drawn to the opportunity to work for a nonprofit dedicated to a cause very personally near to him. In his free time, he hangs out with his dog, plays soccer, and spends time on the ranch he was raised on.

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Olivia Hayes is a student at Texas State University where she is earning her BA in Social Work. In addition to working at Migrant Clinicians Network, she works as a Volunteer Coordinator helping students build confidence through music. Ms. Hayes was born in Columbus, Ohio. During her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, reading, and going to the movies.

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Diana Villegas graduated from Texas State University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish with a minor in Biology. Diana was part of the College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) at Texas State and honored as Exemplary Migrant Student of the Year in 2007. Diana interned with the Bert Corona Leadership Institute for the Experience in Democracy in Washington D.C. She worked with over 450 high school and college students alongside with their parents with migrant background to increase understanding of government and public policy. The participants created an agenda with issues facing their community and got the opportunity to present it in front of their local congressmen and senators. Outside of her work at MCN, Diana enjoys playing volleyball, floating the river and training her new puppy Riley.

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Saul Delgado was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. As a child in Cuba, Mr. Delgado spent his summers with his father, a bus driver for the city of Pinar del Rio; when he was not with his father on the bus, he was helping his grandfather in the tobacco fields. Mr. Delgado also enjoyed playing baseball with his friends. On May 5, 2001, Mr. Delgado’s family decided to move to the United States. They came to Austin, Texas, and found support during the transition from a program called Caritas until they were able to support themselves. When Mr. Delgado attended school in the fall, he would return home crying because he couldn’t understand what was going on since everyone spoke English and he did not. After several months, the school decided to start him on ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. After school ended, Mr. Delgado kept on going to ESL for summer to improve his English skills. Mr. Delgado graduated high school in 2009. After graduating, Saul became a Truck Dispatcher for his father’s company before deciding that he wanted to pursue a career in medicine, inspired by his mom, who was a nurse in Cuba. In October 2011, Saul attended Southern Careers Institute where he graduated as a Medical Assistant. Saul worked as a Medical Assistant Floater in the Pulmonary, Cardiology, and Nephrology department in Austin Diagnostic Clinic. In April, 2012, Mr. Delgado joined Migrant Clinicians Network as a Health Network Associate. Mr. Delgado enjoys spending his time with his family and friends.

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Yamina was born in Mexico City, Mexico but lived in California since the age of 5 so she considers herself a Californian at heart. In 2009 she graduated with a B.S. in psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Yamina has been in Austin for 2 years and has no plans of moving back to California. Before joining MCN she worked at a dog daycare and boarding facility. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing, meditating and taking her dog Roxie to the lake!

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Jessica Martinez was born in Harlingen, raised in Brownsville and Austin, Tx. She graduated from Southern Careers as a Medical Assitant. She has experience in the medical field which made this position great for her. She loves spending time with friends and family. On her free time she takes zumba, and jazzercise classes.

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Janeth was born in Monterrey, NL, Mexico, but have lived in Texas most of her life. Just before joining Health Network, she graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film. While in college, she volunteered with the ‘modSquad’ at Austin State Hospital and Austin Integral Care’s ASPIRE program. These programs really helped her to understand the value and impact of social services. When Janeth is not at Health Network, she enjoys reading, watching movies and making short animations.

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Born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico and raised by migrant parents, Damiana spent most of her childhood moving between Mexico and the United States. At the age of 10 Damiana's mother decided to keep her and her brother in Brownsville, Texas and her father, to this day, continues to travel as a migrant worker. After graduating High School, Damiana went off to college at Texas A&M University - Kingsville, not too close or too far from home. After graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish she spent 2.5 yrs working for the state at The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services in Cameron county and then Travis County, which brought her to Austin. Since then Damiana has worked at a couple of non profit organizations and now MCN since April 2012. She enjoys live music, indie & foreign films, Barton Springs, and going home to Brownsville; to spend time at the beach with her mother.

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As a recent graduate from the University of North Texas, Gracie became an addition to the Migrant Clinicians Network in January of 2011. She earned a degree in sociology with a minor in Spanish as a means to practice reciprocity. While in college, she worked as an English tutor at Laredo Community College and as a bilingual interviewer at the UNT Survey Research Center. Gracie relocated to Austin soon after graduating and was welcomed into Health Network.

When Gracie is not fulfilling her role as a Health Network Associate, she experiences beauty in reading, creating, and volunteering.

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Jose holds a degree is sociology from the University of Houston. While pursuing his degree he worked with an Urban Community Farm to bring organic produce to inner city Houston residents. He also worked with The Real School, an alternative education education project in Houston, TX that encourages self directed learning and empowerment of youth.

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