Shayla Perkins, BS
I joined the PiER Center team in late 2016 as a Senior Professional Research Assistant. I have my Bachelor of Science in Community Health and an Associates in Nursing. I am currently working towards my Certificate of Public Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and then plan to pursue completion of my Masters of Public Health. My experience has varied in serving underserved communities as a Patient Navigator, volunteer experiences with nonprofit organizations, teaching math with AmeriCorps and Denver Public Schools, providing direct patient care, and working as a Community Advocate and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Educator.
Evaluation & Research Experience:
Having been the person implementing programs in my prior experiences, I am able to offer a unique perspective on the evaluation team by providing incite in how telling the qualitative as well as quantitative story of our partner organizations is vital. Shayla currently works on projects such as Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) and LiveWell/HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) where she pulls from her experiences in Patient Navigation and WIC health education.
How I Thrive:
Truly desiring to “be the change I wish to see”, I thrive by challenging myself with new endeavors, traveling, visiting family, staying involved in community service organization and striving to make a difference for underserved communities.