The Journey to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Perspectives from a Latinx Genetic Counselor
JCLS EARLY CAREER ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT LECTURE
Joanna Mercado, MS ’19 Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling, the 2021 Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS) Early Career Alumni Award recipient, recounts her journey to becoming a healthcare professional while also representing the underrepresented minority community.
Ms. Mercado describes how her Jefferson student experience helped pave the way for her to become an advocate for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts within the healthcare community. She also discusses the work currently being done, along with measures that still need to be taken in the future.