Samuel began as a patient advocate on the Type2Diabetes.com community, and expanded his role at Health Union to a community lead.
Samuel is a recent graduate of Medical Anthropology and French from California State University San Marcos. He is driven by two passions: understanding the systems of foreign cultures and promoting a higher standard of health and wellbeing to his community. He has spent a lot of time in his undergraduate research studying the disparities associated with Type 2 Diabetes and how access to exercise and nutritious foods will affect a community’s susceptibility to the illness. It is his belief that authentic communication and well connected community education can help those, with less access to resources, manage their diabetes.
When not at work, he can be found cooking vegan meals and getting overly excited about ripe fruit. He is a passionate rock climber and is outside on the rocks every free day he gets. On days where he can’t make it to real rock, he uses his energy to deepen his practice of yoga and trains in the gym for when he can get back on the real stone.
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