Seciah Aquino

Seciah Aquino, DrPH

Seciah Aquino, DrPH

Seciah Aquino was born in Guatemala City and immigrated to the United States at the age of ten. She grew up in Los Angeles, California alongside her beautiful family.  Seciah’s training in public health began when she was only five years old, as she was exposed to medical missions and the amazing impact they had in rural Guatemalan pueblos. Thereafter, the trials of life as an ‘American immigrant’ refined and shaped her leadership abilities. Through life experience, she has been blessed to learn first hand how to stand up for the voiceless, how to provide for the needy, and how to speak up for the rights of the destitute. Seciah graduated from the University of Southern California in 2013 with a B.S in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and a M.S in Global Medicine. After graduation she joined the USC Division of Dental Public Health and Community Health Programs and served as a promotora and program assistant for the Children’s Health and Maintenance Program.  During her time there she provided encompassing oral health education for community members and leaders, health professionals, teachers, families and children. In addition, she was instrumental in communicating and establishing partnerships by setting up Memorandums of Understanding. Seciah is blessed to be a second year doctoral candidate in the DrPH program at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. Her vision is to better the lives of the needy and successfully revolutionize healthcare by addressing the health disparities that currently plague our U.S. nation.