Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement
SC CTSI Role
In her role as a Community Outreach Coordinator, Sara works directly with communities surrounding USC and CHLA. She provides resources to underserved communities and empowers them to be more conscious of their health. Her educational workshops help to remove the barriers that many communities face in deciding whether to participate in a research study by promoting health and scientific literacy among Latino communities. Sara promotes health and well-being by using current educational techniques to empower vulnerable communities to achieve their individual and collective goals.
Sara Calderon has experience working with the community as a Promotora/Community Health Worker. In her 6 years as a Promotora in Los Angeles, she has conducted community workshops on a variety of different health topics such as mental health, nutrition, domestic violence, First Aid/CPR/ECPR, and occupational safety. She has worked with community-based organizations such as the American Red Cross, East L.A. Woman Center, UCLA Labor Occupational Program, and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health.
She is currently a Volunteer at the American Red Cross. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in her native country of Peru.
Sara enjoys reading, dancing, and spending time with family.