Jessikah Morales is honored to be a part of the Mil Familias program at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. She first became interested in proactive diabetes prevention and care when she interned at Westminster Free Clinic in Eastern Ventura County, which predominantly serves Latinos. There she learned what a great need there is for bilingual health education and what an impact it has on making an individual feel more comfortable managing their life with diabetes.
During the pursuit of her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University Channel Islands, Jessikah coordinated studies that took place in wet and dry lab environments. Then, spending the summer of 2017 living in Mexico City as a research assistant refueled her desire to work closely with the Latino population in the United States. Therefore, she holds the Mil Familias team in high regard for their dedication to health empowerment in the Latino community.
In an attempt to make lasting contributions to Mil Familias, Jessikah vows to couple her bilingualism/biculturalism with her organizational skills to keep things running smoothly for everyone involved in the project. Jessikah joined SDRI in 2018.