BioLaila Zulema García Ulloa is working as a pediatrician in rural Chiapas with Partners in Health Mexico. Since she first arrived in 2015, she was convinced that this was the kind of work she wanted for her life. She was born in a big city in the north of Mexico and since she was a child, being the daughter of a mother and father who were doctors, she realized that some people did not have the same access to health services or the same quality of care. She was sure that this was not right. She decided to go to medical school with the dream of doing something about it. The last year of her medical degree spent in the mountains of Chiapas, she learned about the social determinants of health and their impact in the communities. Later she worked there as a clinical supervisor and coordinator of community programs. In 2019, she decided to continue her medical training as a pediatrician to provide pediatric care and to understand how to help and accompany children reach their maximum potential as individuals and as part of a community.
Professional Interests & Expertise
Coaching and Mentoring,Community Health,Community Organizing,Education,Human Rights,Immigrant and Refugee Health,Indigenous Health,Maternal and Child Health,Medical Education,Mental and Behavioral Health,Non-profit Leadership/Management,Pediatrics,Program Development,Research, Measurement, and Evaluation,Rural Health,Youth Development