December 6, 2017
Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, was recently recognized for her work in breastfeeding and infant care, receiving a “40 Under Forty” award from the Berkshire Eagle. Every year the Berkshire Eagle recognizes 40 local individuals who have contributed to the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the Berkshires.
Nominated for her commitment to the community and career accomplishments, Suarez says she is honored to represent the Latino community, contributing to positive health and nutritional change. Her bilingual abilities allow her to volunteer as a translator and serves as an essential line of communication between many local Latino families and English speaking neighbors and agencies.
She tells the Berkshire Eagle, "I'm very proud and happy, and pleased that I am able to play a role in helping families improve their lives.”
Suarez serves as the Senior Nutritionist and Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Berkshire South Women, Infants and Children’s Program and Community Health Programs in the Great Barrington region. She focuses her work on counseling mothers with infants throughout important developmental stages of their lives.
To learn more about Suarez’s work and to see the rest of this year’s “40 Under Forty” recipients, click here.