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Fall 2000

 

1. Vivian Cortes

   School: Columbia College 2001

   Hermana Name:  Enciraya

  Nationality: Ecuadorian and 

                                                                      Puerto Rican

            Quick Facts: 

Vivian Cortés received her MPH in Sexuality and Health from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in 2010.  For several years, she worked as a Family Planning Health Educator for Community Healthcare Network where she developed sex-positive curricula lessons as well as facilitated educational sessions rooted in the experiential cycle at various schools and community based organizations throughout NYC.  She currently sits on the Speakers Bureau for Love Heals: The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education and has also served as a facilitator for the Love Heals: Leadership, Empowerment and Awareness Program (LEAP) for Girls.  

 

Vivian has provided extensive educational counseling around sexual and reproductive health and has also provided HIV counseling and testing services through Project STAY.  For many years her work has focused on Latino communities through her programming with various organizations in NYC, such as Aspira of NY, Inc. and El Puente. She also continues to contribute to Lambda Pi Chi's Latinas Educating on AIDS Awareness and Prevention (L.E.A.A.P.) Initiative.  Vivian recently had the opportunity to work internationally on a sex-positive curriculum for the Dominican Republic through El Instituto de Sexualidad Humana. 

 

Vivian would like to strengthen and continue her efforts in the field of sexual and reproductive health with a focus on Latinos and aspires to bring effective programming to both the US and Latin American countries in order to address STI and HIV disparities.

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