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Back with HPP! 

Staff Perspective Liz Sanchez

Hello! My name is Liz Sanchez and I am excited to be rejoining the CalFresh Healthy Living team and HPP as a Community Program Specialist II. Over the past several years, I have been working out of class in various roles supporting San Mateo County’s COVID response. In the beginning stages of the pandemic, I worked as the education liaison, assisting in helping schools reopen. I worked to help with COVID vaccine clinics, and worked on the Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance team to help provide vaccine services to our County’s most vulnerable communities.  Prior to working in COVID response, I was part of the CalFresh Healthy Living team for about 5 years where my concentration was School Wellness. My focus included providing nutrition education in schools, and guiding policy, systems, and environmental changes in schools.  

I am looking forward to expanding on the work that has continued to progress in my absence. I am hopeful the skills I have gained in my time away will offer a new way of thinking and new tools to further our work on a positive trajectory for our communities that need it the most.