Ana Pereda was a MS Health Metrics and Evaluation student at the University of Washington. She received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Sciences (BS) and minors in Global Public Health and Global Poverty and Practice from the University of California at Berkeley. Ana is devoted to participating in global health discussions, research, and programming. She has worked in food and nutrition security in her home country of Venezuela, at an organization that has served over 10 million meals to children that are food insecure. After completing her undergraduate studies, she joined a local non-profit in the San Francisco Bay area, working on nutrition insecurity. In this role she designed, implemented and evaluated produce prescription programs for food insecure and at-risk of diet related chronic disease populations. She also worked with medical providers to design workflows that can be scaled and become reimbursable by insurance companies. Ana is passionate about using technology and data to guide public health initiatives, and including local leadership in the implementation of solutions. Through the START Center, Ana is eager to dive into data and research to inform global health programming. Her interest includes children malnutrition, social determinants of health, and global development.
Currently, Ana is a Researcher at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.