Mrs. Amezola holds a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from UC Davis, and a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) from UC Los Angeles. For the last 15 years, she has worked to reduce health disparities dealing with STDs, HIV, Obesity, and Cancer. As a Public Health professional, her primary interests are in community participatory research and building healthy communities. Mrs. Amezola has been committed to supporting systems that would bring equity to underserved communities. At the University of Southern California, she worked with the Annenberg School of Communication and the Keck School of Medicine, where she engaged in community asset mapping, coalition building, health communication, health policy and research. In 2015, she became the Director of the Public Health Career Services, at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where she advises MPH students and prepares them to be strong Public Health advocates. Simultaneously, she worked, as the Communication Evaluation and Development Consultant, at UC Merced, where she advises on health communication design and evaluation. Mrs. Amezola is originally from Madera and is excited to bring her expertise back to the San Joaquin Valley.