Gloria Aguirre is an artist and community advocate in San Francisco, serving as program manager for community outreach at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Advocating for long term investments to improve health literacy and access to care in often marginalized communities, she believes that humanity’s most powerful tools for change are curiosity and creativity. Gloria strives to contribute to the generational changes needed to improve health outcomes for all by working collaboratively to uplift individual voices in the community that better inform providers and policymakers. Most recently, she has dedicated herself to building a nationally recognized arts in health program where she develops and supports creative projects that promote cognitive health.Gloria is from Miami, Florida, and holds a B.A. in Psychology, with post-graduate training from Florida International University. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Gloria worked on Medicaid long-term care reform efforts with aging community members, and with families navigating care for children with autism.