Morgan Pareja, MPH
1222 Preservation Park Way
Morgan Pareja has been on staff at the Samuels Center since 2012. As an Associate, Morgan is involved in all aspects of project management including evaluation design, tool design, data collection, qualitative analysis, report writing, and dissemination. Currently, Morgan is working on the evaluation of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant in Santa Clara County, California. She is also involved the Community Transformation Grant evaluation in Stanislaus, California. Her areas of expertise include chronic disease prevention, health disparities, and childhood obesity in underserved communities. She has extensive experience evaluating nutrition and physical activity environments.
Prior to joining the Samuels Center, Morgan was a teacher in an underserved urban community in Houston, Texas, where she taught in Spanish and English and started multiple programs to improve student and community health. Morgan is based in the Los Angeles area, and holds an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. Morgan loves to travel, jog, and explore Los Angeles in her free time. One of her favorite travel experiences was walking across Spain on the Camino de Santiago.
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