Research and Development Assistant
Yessenia holds a master of public health in community health education from CUNY School of Public Health. She has worked in various areas within public health including respectful maternal care, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and global health. Her belief that “knowledge is power” has fueled her career choices and led her to join NYSCI as a research and development assistant. She will be using her experience with qualitative research to investigate the impact of STEM learning within NYSCI. Yessenia hopes that her research will work towards decreasing engagement disparities based on gender.