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Introducing Two New SNAP-Ed Educators

Hanan Osman joined the Minneapolis-Saint Paul SNAP-Ed team on October 26 as a SNAP-Ed Oromo educator. She is of Oromo origin from Ethiopia, and her nationality is Canadian. In the past, Hanan has worked as a health educator in sexual health, HIV prevention, and health promotion. She is a firm believer in providing people meaningful information to make informed decisions about their health. She is an advocate of upholding anti-oppressive principles, participatory engagement models, and multilingual approaches in achieving health with dignity. “I hope to contribute to the continued success [of] this Extension program,” Hanan writes, “provide my knowledge and expertise, and also gain [a] wealth of knowledge from the amazing group of people I will begin to work with.”

Rebecca (Becca) Spanier joined the Southwest Region SNAP-Ed team on October 26 as the SNAP-Ed Spanish educator in Kandiyohi County. Becca has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has both a personal and professional background living and working outside the United States in Venezuela, Costa Rica, and most recently Mozambique, where she served in the Peace Corps for 14 months as a community health volunteer. Becca’s interest in healthy living, a passion for helping people, and taking a public health approach in her work are what excite her in her new role in Extension.
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