Health services management student, Angelica Ortega, truly embodies the excellence of Fairbanks students. While she has developed strong administrative skills through the health services management program at IU Fort Wayne, she has also always held strong to her belief in the importance of health equity and a robust public health system.
During her pregnancy, Angelica had the opportunity to participate in Healthier Moms and Babies, a private nonprofit that works to help young parents achieve great outcomes for their families. During her studies, she would occasionally reference some of the great programming and education she was receiving through Healthier Moms & Babies.
Angelica has always expressed an interest in working in the nonprofit/health promotion side of healthcare, with a focus on health justice and access. She ended up applying for a position that came open with Healthier Moms & Babies and she was offered the position. Angelica is super excited to be starting a full-time position with them as a Women’s Wellness Initiatives Community Health Worker.
“I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me and I’m just over the moon that I get to help marginalized and vulnerable people and continue to give back to a community I’ve fallen in love with,” she said.
The health services management program has been active at IU Fort Wayne since fall 2020. We encourage Fort Wayne-based alumni of the health services management program and/or master of health administration program to connect with us for ways to engage with students at IU Fort Wayne, whether that be in guest speaking opportunities, providing students shadowing opportunities, hosting interns, or offering student mentoring.
To get connected, please reach out to BSHSM program director, Sarah Johnson, at email@example.com.