Starting in mid-July, I will be living in Santiago, Chile to work for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights in this country.  It is still to be determined how long I will be an expatriate, but I continue to keep abreast of issues in the United States.  However, I will not be updating the blog until I return State-side.

I graduated from Boston University School of Public Health in May 2012 with a dual concentration in International Health and Maternal and Child Health and an emphasis on reproductive and sexual health, gender equity, and addressing HIV/AIDS.  For undergraduate school, I attended Connecticut College with a major in Biology and minor in Gender and Women’s Studies.  To learn more about my professional experiences, please connect with me on LinkedIn.

Sometimes, I engage in other activities that are not related to sexual health or even public health.  You can find me ramblin’ about pop culture, food, music, travel, among many other things on my page, though I don’t use it very often.  Follow me on Twitter to get the full experience – reproductive justice, public health data, feminist rants, musings on life, etc.

I write, edit, and can provide a range of support for health care solutions, particularly those advancing sexual and reproductive health.  I am available as a consultant for a variety of services, including:

  • Communications strategy development
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis
  • Writing for a wide range of audiences

For questions, ideas, to be highlighted on my blog, or more information about my work, please contact me:

marissa.velarde [at] gmail dot com


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