Senior Research Assistant
Alejandra Gonzalez is the Project Coordinator for the Texas CORD project and the School Based Community Organizer for GAVA.
Alejandra graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in Spanish. Prior to joining the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living in 2009, she worked as a Parent Support Specialist at the Austin Independent School District and as a Project Coordinator for the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families program at Seton McCarthy Community Health Center.
In her role as CORD Project Coordinator, Alejandra supervised recruitment and intervention efforts. As School Based Community Organizer for GAVA, Alejandra works with participating schools on Coordinated School Health efforts and parent/community organizing.
When not at work, Alejandra enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her husband Angel, daughter Liliana and their lovable pitbull, Toro.
This project will connect the dots between families, pediatricians, schools and local youth organizations to develop community capacity for early detection and effective management of obesity using evidence-based programs like CATCH and MEND.