(pronouns: she/her/hers) Originally from El Salvador, Florence’s family moved to North Carolina because of the political situation in their home country. Florence studied in NC schools, got her undergraduate degree from UNC and then received her Masters of Public Health, specializing in Health Behavior, Health Education. Since then, Florence has worked on several health-related projects throughout the state advocating for improved access to health services for all. From 1994 to 2004, Florence worked at Child Care Networks, a child care resource and referral agency in Pittsboro, NC, where she developed, implemented and raised funds for a Latinx program to serve the needs of Latinx families in the area. In 2004, Florence left Child Care Networks to direct a lay health advisor program at El Pueblo, Inc., where she is now the Director of Programs. Florence is a founding Board Member of El Pueblo, Inc. Even though adapting to life in NC was not easy, Florence now calls NC home.
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