Daniela joined the Ambulatory Health Education Department in 2021 as Prenatal RN Educator in the Maternal Health and Baby Education program. As a public health nurse, Daniela’s work is focused on building access and equity for all patients, especially Black, Brown, and Indigenous women in the birthing community to improve maternal and infant outcomes as well as provide prenatal education and services rooted in reproductive justice.
Daniela received her Masters in Science in Nursing and Master in Public Health degrees from the University of San Francisco in 2017, where she worked with primarily Spanish speaking populations during her academic programs and nursing career. She has worked at San Francisco General Hospital providing support, education, and health coaching to birthing women through the STAR-MAMA program at UCSF which supported the Baby-Friendly initiative. She brings with her OB/GYN experience, is bilingual in Spanish and English, and is a lactation educator counselor in the process of becoming an IBCLC. She is also active in the community doing outreach with the Latinx community, mentors nursing students and works on various committees with national nursing organizations to advocate for just, antiracist and ethical health and nursing policies. In her free time, she likes to spend time at the park with her dog, taking care of her growing plant collection and spending time with her family.