Graduate Assistant for the Asian American Mentor Program
Ainna Flaminia is a current graduate student in the Master's of Public Health program in the division of Community Health Sciences with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. Their current public health interests include reproductive health and education, birth justice, and school health. They are an Illinois Registered Nurse and alum from the UIC College of Nursing, class of 2019. Prior to working in pediatric bedside and research nursing, Ainna volunteered as an educator with Peer Health Exchange and taught comprehensive health workshops to Chicago Public School high school students and found joy in teaching others.
At AARCC, Ainna is responsible for collaborating with the community outreach team, coordinating signature programming (including Fall Farewell, Spring Send-Off, and Open House), organizing student workers and schedule management, advising AARCC Student Ambassadors, and representing the AARCC community on the APIDAA Planning Committee. They hope to make information and resources more readily accessible to the UIC student body and surrounding community. Outside of work, they also love to discuss native gardening, sewing, and video games (especially games from the Monster Hunter and Kirby franchises).