Alma Galvez joined Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) as a community nutrition educator in 2017. Before joining EFNEP, Alma was a community health coordinator with St. Mary's Health Clinics in the Twin Cities. St. Mary’s Clinics provide health care services to low-income, uninsured individuals and families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Alma also has volunteered with the outreach program at Southside Community Health Services in Minneapolis.
Alma earned community health worker certification through the Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center in Minneapolis. She is also a certified MNsure navigator and a pre-diabetes health coach.
Areas of focus: Latino families, public health, community nutrition, chronic disease prevention (diabetes and heart disease), mental health