Eliana Oropeza… is a first-generation Mexican American college graduate born and raised in the Central Valley. She is currently a Health Education Specialist with the Madera County Public Health Department under the Community Wellness section. Eliana is currently working with select primary care Provider offices and promotoras to implement the Diabetes Self-Management Education program for adults with type 2 diabetes. Eliana has also worked with the Fresno County Tobacco Prevention Program and the Babies First Program in the implementation of tobacco-free policies and the promotion of health and well-being of mothers, babies and families. Eliana is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Public Health Sciences and a minor in International Studies. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health through the San Jose State University. On her spare time, she enjoys hiking, video production, and blogging about health, women’s rights, education, and environmental justice issues.