Q: When did you join AAHI?
A: January, 2016; shortly after I graduated from University of Maryland.
Q: What brought you here?
A: While interning at the Adventist Healthcare Center of Health Equity and Wellness, I happened upon AAHI's Resource Information Table at an outreach event. I was drawn in by their mission and how they correlated with my personal career goals to create a bridge between healthcare and those that might face cultural and linguistic barriers.
Q: What are your responsibilities at AAHI?
A: I am responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating health initiatives that included health fairs, health lectures, and health screening. I also oversee the Health Promoters Program that consists of 24 community health workers. For the Health Promoters Program, I interview, hire, and lead trainings.
Q: What are some of the fondest memories you have while working here?
A: My favorite part of the position is doing outreach. I have the honor to be able to experience first-hand the countless cultures and backgrounds of how diverse the Asian American subgroup is. The best perk of the job is being able to attend the outreach events with our Health Promoters who treated me like family and guided me through the diversity of their own cultural backgrounds as well.
Q: What’s your next destination?
A: My next chapter is to take what I learned here at AAHI and bring it with me as I start nursing school in the fall. I hope to be able to pair my background in public health with a nursing education to continue to provide healthcare to all.
Karie, we will miss you at a lot at AAHI! Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to AAHI during your time here. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!