Meet the Interns

Gabie Cordoso

Areas of Interest: Nutrition, food insecurity, chronic diseases, community health, global health

Biography: My name is Gabie, I have a bachelor’s degree from Brazil in Nutrition, and after graduating, I moved to the USA where I immersed myself in American culture. I’m currently pursuing my Masters in Public Health at San José State University, as well as interning for the Health Promotion Practice Journal, a teaching assistant for the Healthy Communities class at SJSU, President of MPH Students Association, and member of the SOPHE Collegiate Champion Program!

Connect with Gabie on LinkedIn HERE.

Kaye Pulupa

Areas of Interest: Exercise science, maternal and infant health, health equity, social justice, community health

Biography:Originally from Kansas City, I have lived in Sacramento, CA since 2007. I started my career in healthcare in 2004 at CVS/pharmacy and worked as a pharmacy technician for 7 years before attending UC Davis. I graduated from UCD with degrees in Exercise Biology and Psychology in 2014. Since 2016, I’ve worked for the HIV Care Branch at the California Department of Public Health/Office of AIDS, focusing on programs that assist low-income people living with HIV. I am a 2018-2020 San José State University Master of Public Health student. I am also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and am passionate about everything related to fitness, wellness, and public health.

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Stefanie Troja

Areas of Interest: Preventative medicine, sports medicine, nutrition and fitness, health equity

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Irene Graham

Areas of Interest: Nursing, Social Justice/Health Equity, refugee/immigrant health, LGBTQ community, homeless population

Jessica Layton

Areas of Interest: Nutrition, chronic disease, maternal and childhood nutrition, health care policy, social justice, health equity

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Stephanie Tarrillo

Areas of Interest: Chronic conditions, food insecurity, health equity, behavioral health, maternal and infant health

Biography: My name is Stephanie Tarrillo. I graduated with my MPH from San Jose State University in May, 2019. I currently work as a Clinical Health Educator (CHE) at Kaiser Permanente. I enjoy helping individuals to make behavioral changes in the areas of Type 2 Diabetes, weight management, heart disease, smoking cessation and parenting topics. Furthermore, I facilitate pregnancy classes and lead KP's Baby and Me support group. I am passionate about health equity, preventive medicine, science, and evidence-based decision making.

Connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn HERE. Connect with Stephanie on Twitter HERE.

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