Merissa Yellman

Merissa Yellman joined the Injury Prevention Center in January of 2013 as a Public Health Educator. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Poverty Studies. Merissa has extensive international experience, including studying abroad in Chile, volunteering in Guatemala, and serving in a semi-rural region of Nicaragua as a Peace Corps community health education volunteer from 2010-2012. During her time in Nicaragua, she formed and leaded youth groups; taught sexual/reproductive health and life skills topics in schools; gave wide-ranging health education talks in communities; helped administer HIV fairs and HIV counseling; carried out an extensive community analysis survey; authored a grant proposal for a weekend youth camp that she designed and implemented, which provided in-depth training for participants in regards to HIVaids, domestic violence prevention, and suicide prevention; and trained new Peace Corps volunteers. Merissa became a certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technician in May of 2013.  She is fully fluent in English and Spanish. 

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