Aleli Alcaide joined the Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in June 2019 as a Program Associate. She provides programmatic support and technical assistance to the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approach to Community Health (REACH) grantees and a California Department of Social Services faith-based pilot project focusing on African-Americans.
Prior to joining PHI, Aleli was a Healthy Schools Coordinator in Peace Corps Guatemala. She worked in implementing the national Healthy Schools Strategy and the new enacted School Feeding law at the local, municipal, and regional level in the Ixil region. Aleli also collaborated as a consultant for the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) to develop a five-year strategic plan after her time with Peace Corps Guatemala came to an end. Finally, she has worked with non-governmental organizations in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic on public health strategies for vulnerable populations.
Aleli received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Global Studies (2015) with a focus on Global Health as well as her Master of Public Health (2017) with a concentration on health behavior and promotion from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys traveling, brunch, and trying to learn acroyoga. She has traveled to 19 countries and hopes to visit 30 counties before she is 30.