MariaLinda is a Research Recruitment Coordinator at CHEAR. She graduated from UC Davis in 2012 with a degree in Spanish and Chicano/a Studies, then received her MS in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Maria Linda’s research focus is in childhood obesity interventions and has extensive experience working with women’s health, diabetes in pregnancy, and group pregnancy care within FQHC and non-profit organizations. She is a Northern California native, so relatively new to San Diego and she enjoys CrossFit, hiking, and exploring new cafes.