As a Service to Science Lead for the Southeast Resource Team, Adela Santana provides services to the Southeastern States and Territories. Adela brings eight years of experience as an educator for youth and young-adult populations and has worked with at-risk individuals in the areas of substance abuse, violence, sexual risk behavior, and mental illness. She also has experience working with ethnic/racial minority populations, including migrant populations.
As a curriculum developer, Adela has worked with community-based programs to develop and deliver interactive and engaging behavioral health curricula. Through her experience working for Emory University’s Office of University-Community Partnerships, Adela was involved with program monitoring and evaluation and provided services to support the capacity building and sustainability of community health programs serving populations at-risk of substance abuse and violence in Atlanta. In addition, Adela has worked for CARE USA to provide technical assistance to country offices in Egypt, Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Kenya.
She has a Masters degree in Special Education as well as a Masters in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education and earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Spanish literature from Dartmouth College.