Gabrielle Talavera supports the foundation by providing day-to-day assistance and administrative support to the program department and connected areas, working collaboratively with staff, grantees, partners and stakeholders.
Prior to joining the staff as program associate, Gabrielle was an intern for the foundation, assisting in all areas of operations. Born and raised in Prairie Village, Kan., she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health, with minors in Health Information Management and Human Sexuality, from the University of Kansas.
While at KU, Gabrielle served as a member of the Jayhawks Rising Health & Wellness Committee, where she collaborated with students and administrators to improve and develop health initiatives on campus. She also acted as an undergraduate research assistant, supporting the Lawrence Douglas County Public Health and LiveWell Douglas County in tobacco policy workgroup efforts. For her work in the Lawrence community, KU named her the recipient of the Don Henry Health Education award in 2021 and 2023.
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