I started my work in family planning as a peer educator at the age of 15. I have worked as a sexual health educator in North Carolina and NYC for more than 6 years. I mostly teach birth control, STI prevention, and healthy relationships workshops. I am currently the coordinator of two comprehensive sex education teen programs in North Carolina. I also manage an alumni group for the graduated teens.
My passion was ignited when I became a peer educator through Planned Parenthood's Teen Talk peer education program.
The biggest challenge is getting schools to let me conduct workshops or even let me recruit for teens. I find other ways to reach the teens and continue reaching out to different members of the school communities.
Our biggest challenge is lack of comprehensive sex education in the schools. It can be addressed by having more professionals guest teach.
I hope to travel (and live) to central and south america and start a comprehensive sex education program and manage it.