Carolyn Herrera

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Carolyn: Week 3 in Oaxaca

by on July 12, 2017 4:17 am
During my third week here in Oaxaca, I had the opportunity of shadowing at the Centro de Salud de Lomas de San Jacinto. Both physicians that I shadowed were very welcoming and took the time to explain everything happening during appointments. Overall, my experience at this clinic was very positive, but the highlight of the… Read more Carolyn: Week 3 in Oaxaca

Carolyn: Week 2 in Oaxaca

by on July 3, 2017 1:54 am
This past week, I had the opportunity of visiting Hospital Civil in which I shadowed doctors in the neonatal unit, in the emergency room, and during a surgery (hysterectomy). After 2 weeks in Oaxaca and some reflection, I believe that the way in which we have described patient-doctor interactions is not, for the most part,… Read more Carolyn: Week 2 in Oaxaca

Carolyn: Week 1 in Oaxaca

by on June 27, 2017 4:56 am
Even though I’ve only been in Oaxaca for a week, I have already learned so much more than I would have ever expected. One place in particular where I learned a lot from was the centro de salud in Xoxocotlan or “Xoxo” for short. At this clinic, I shadowed general physicians who primarily attended patients… Read more Carolyn: Week 1 in Oaxaca

Carolyn: Week 6 Reflection

by on May 15, 2017 4:00 pm
This past week’s class discussion on cultural competency vs. cultural humility vs. structural competency reminded me a lot of about my experience as a resident of Okada, the Asian-American themed dorm on campus. Although I have learned a lot about different cultures and social issues within the API (Asian- Pacific Islander) community, I realized early… Read more Carolyn: Week 6 Reflection

Carolyn Week 5 Reflection

by on May 8, 2017 8:30 am
It is commonly believed that not knowing the popular language in the area where one lives is a huge obstacle that ultimately deters individuals from further thriving in society. This can be true in the case of indigenous Mexican adults who only speak languages such as Triqui, Zapoteco, and Mixteco in communities where mostly English… Read more Carolyn Week 5 Reflection

Carolyn: Week 4 Reflection

by on May 2, 2017 7:09 pm
This past week, we visited Pescadero, CA, a small rural beach-side town, to go a Dia de los ninos event run by PUENTE, a community group that strives to assist many of the Latino immigrants in the area. Although we did volunteer for a bit, the objective of the trip was to interview a few… Read more Carolyn: Week 4 Reflection

Carolyn: Week 3 Reflection

by on April 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Growing up in a town comprised of a population that was 40% Hispanic, I witnessed the poverty that many Mexicans, especially those that were undocumented, faced. Apart from issues relating to job security, adequate housing, education, access to healthcare was among the issues of most concern. I specifically got to witness this issue when my… Read more Carolyn: Week 3 Reflection

Carolyn Week 2 Reflection

by on April 17, 2017 10:00 pm
different from what I believed we were going to be studying. I thought we would specifically exploring the healthcare system of Oaxaca and any cultural medicinal practices that are used in the region. Instead, this past week we focused on the topic of migration and how that is a social determinant of health. As discussed… Read more Carolyn Week 2 Reflection

Carolyn's Introduction

by on April 8, 2017 12:28 am
Hi everyone! I’m Carolyn, a current freshman and prospective Human Biology major. I was born and raised in Moorpark, CA (1 hour north of Los Angeles) in a family consisting of both my parents, 2 sisters (ages 16 & 12), and brother (age 10). Some of my hobbies and interests include educational reform within ethnic… Read more Carolyn's Introduction