Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles organized the First Annual Career Symposium for Health Educators on March 30, 2019. A collective effort led by graduate intern Baylee Garland required all-hands-on-deck to provide an insightful, promising and exciting event for all participants. Everyone at the Los Angeles site from external affairs to undergrad interns was heavily involved with planning and preparations for the big event.
The symposium had plenty of support from major professionals in the healthcare field. Keynote speaker Abner Mason of Consejo Sano was present to kick off the symposium as he advised volunteers on what to expect during their journey as healthcare professionals. Jada Kelley of PUC Schools and our very own Peer Health Exchange alumni, Anna Mendez from Tarzana Treatment Center formed part of our opening panel discussion where they answered questions from volunteers about their profession. Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles would like to thank PWC for the generous breakfast donation and highlight both PWC and Niagara for donating their time to deliver professional development workshops to our health educators at the event.
As if planning one event was not enough, the LA team also had the 6th Annual Poker Tournament on April 6th.
The team-oriented LA site has kept their foot on the gas pedal all month long in preparation for these events. It has been a busy yet rewarding experience that everyone involved can look back and be proud of the results.