Oscar Mairena

Oscar Mairena

Resident Tutor
Public Health
BGLTQ Support, First Generation Student Support, LatinX Support
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Hello, hello, hello Pfoho! I’m really excited to be a part of the Pfamily as a tutor this year and hope I can help make it a Pfun, safe, inclusive and healthy place for everyone!

I’m a first year in the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I grew up in Maywood, CA (Southeast Los Angeles) and lived in Managua, Nicaragua as a child. I did my undergrad in Social Welfare and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and my Masters in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. I’ve also lived in Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, NY. I’m interested in health equity and improving health conditions for communities of color and LGBTQ folks.

I’ve worn a lot of different hats in my career and have worked in government, communications, marketing, policy, advocacy, community engagement and health in the public and private sectors. If you’re interested in any of those areas, I’d love to chat about it. I’m a first-generation college student and I look forward to sharing all the things I’ve learned along the way with you.

Outside of class and Pfoho, I enjoy running, hiking, camping and the beach. Around the house, you’ll see me with my shih-tzu/poodle, Ashby, who acts like a puppy but is 11 years old! She’s super friendly and loves humans, so feel free to say hi to both of us!

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