BRANCH PROGRAM MEETINGS
Join us on Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 a.m. for greetings and tech help and at 9:30 a.m. for our Speaker, branch member, Maryam Funmilayo. Her talk will be on the healing benefits of foods and how we can incorporate these foods in our meals during this pandemic to build up a strong immune system.
Maryam is a first-year Masters in Public Health student and the founder and 2020-2021 president of the Public Health Without Borders club at Lamar University, Texas. She is also the CEO and co-founder of Scholarship Plaza, where she connects high school and college students to free scholarship resources. She has a Master of Arts degree in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Kansas State University in Manhattan. Her research areas of interest include health disparities, maternal/child health, global health, women’s health, nutrition education, health promotion, grant writing, cultural competency, and community-based participatory research. As a certified food literacy educator, she keeps herself busy working on public health initiatives for women in her local community which includes her research work with the Maternal and Child Health Equity Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition to her love for public health, she is a published writer, poet, digital storyteller, video producer, and a traveler at heart.