Wellness and Prevention Program Manager
Samantha Vázquez is a first-generation Chicana, daughter of Mexican immigrants, and native of Southern California. She first joined Street Level Health Project in 2015 as the student intern for the Immigrant Rights and Empowerment Program where she focused on the grassroots initiatives implemented by Street Level. She has two bachelor degrees from UC Santa Cruz in Community Studies and Sociology earned in 2016. Samantha has a background in public health initiatives concerning the Santa Cruz homeless population as well as experience in data collection and analysis of medical care in her hometown. She is especially attuned to communities and the ways in which they cope in order to provide their members and families with resources such as affordable medical care, job sources, legal help, and housing. Specifically, her passion lies with communities which are largely immigrant or people of color due to her family background.