Laura Fernandez joins Healthy LifeStars as the newest member of the HLS team. Laura began in December, 2017, she has a degree in Public Health from Ohio State University. Her research experience ranges from an Ohio State research study investigating Type II Diabetes in Latinx patients to a Seattle Children’s Hospital childhood spina bifida study. Laura enjoys working with people and is interested in community and bilingual health care, as well as health education and health equity. She has traveled to Colombia, Nicaragua, and Panama during several summers to do public health volunteer work. In Autumn 2018, she will be continuing her education with a Masters of Public Health Epidemiology at Ohio State University.