Elmer Jacobo


Name: Elmer Jacobo

Major: Health Science with Emphasis in Public Health

Year: 4th year (Senior)

Experience at SDSU

I am a part-time Development Assistant at KPBS. I work for one of the departments at KPBS that develop relationships with major philanthropies in San Diego. I am an undergraduate research assistant at the Institute of Behavioral and Community Health. I work for an SDSU faculty and assist that faculty in her research. Most of my responsibilities includes, but not limited to, data entry, analysis, and peer review journal research. I am involved on campus. I am the current President of Scholars for Success. It is a student organization that supports SDSU students from the South Bay part of San Diego. I am also the Vice President of Students for Public Health. I am also a member and Students for Public Health representative for the College of Health and Human Services Council. In addition, I organized the first student conference for SDSU students that focuses on Study Abroad, Undergraduate Research, Internships, and Community Service Learning.

Experience at Strive:

I helped with the Dental Carries Assessment through data entry and evaluations. I also helped at Linda Vista, Otay Ranch, and Pacific Beach farmer markets. I also helped create Tasty videos that promote healthy recipes for fruits and vegetables of the month. I am also in the process of creating a “What is Strive” video that will help the public learn about Strive San Diego.

Future Aspirations:

Short term: To attend graduate school and get a master degree in Healthcare Administration.

Long term: To run a healthcare facility or health-related non-profit organization and develop health programs for underserved populations in diverse communities.