Ayli Carrero Pinedo, PhD
What led you to this Field and career path?
When I was an undergraduate student, I worked as a Spanish-English hospital interpreter at a rural Nebraska hospital. I witnessed the barriers immigrants faced while navigating the healthcare system, particularly access to culturally sensitive mental health services in their native language. Because my immigrant status changed before I went to college, I promised myself that I would use this new citizenship privilege to help dismantle oppressive systems that hindered equitable care.