Hi! My name is Skylar Tate; I was born in Detroit Michigan and raised in a small neighborhood just outside of it known as Oak Park. Being passionate about serving my community, particularly in the realm of social inequality and its intersection with health disparities, has guided me in determining my career path. I am currently a Sophomore at Xavier University studying Public Health with a minor in Biology. Within the domain of Public Health my interest lie in Maternal and Child Health, particularly with improving health disparities between African American women and other groups.
This past summer I interned at the National Capital Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking. I researched national trends on the underage drinking rates within the U.S while also looking at those specific to the Washington D.C area. I then compiled extensive reports that incorporated my thoughts, displayed in a Logic Model, on possible solutions to decrease underage drinking. Currently, I have been working for two incredible women, Latona Giwa and Nikki Hunter-Greenway, on creating New Orleans first free-standing breastfeeding center and will be presenting research at two conferences regarding solutions to the breastfeeding stigma within the black community.