Hannah Morillo-Galindo recently joined UConn Extension as an Educational Program Assistant for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in our North Haven office. She is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and graduated in May 2023 with a degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
She’s looking forward to connecting with the community and helping make nutrition and a healthy lifestyle more accessible. We sat down with her to learn more.
What is your area of interest and how did you get interested in it?
I was a biology/pre-med major, and realized I wanted to do something in health care and wellness, but I was not super-interested in the one-on-one healthcare field. I found public health and realized I could have an impact in this area.
What will your role be with UConn Extension?
I want to work in community nutrition and found this position as an Educational Program Assistant for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in the North Haven office, and it’s exactly what I want to do.
What excites you the most about working with UConn Extension?
I’m excited about the opportunity to connect with people and share knowledge that’s accessible. I also enjoy collaborating with other Extension programs, for example, I’ve been working with our UConn 4-H program some.
What is one thing you hope people will learn from you and your work?
It’s easier to eat healthy and take care of yourself than it seems.
What is your favorite thing to do in Connecticut?
I went kayaking near East Haven the other weekend and it was fun!
What are some of your hobbies and other interests?
I enjoy reading, music, spending time outdoors, and painting.