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Yeny Contreras


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Arizona State University

My name is Yeny Contreras Herrera; I was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and migrated with my parents to the US when I was 14 years old. I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful and smart two-year-old daughter.  Like many others, my parents came to this country looking for better opportunities for their children, and I owe my success to them.   

I have been a registered nurse for over eight years and am pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Arizona State University to become a family nurse practitioner. Throughout my career, I have strived to serve my community in different areas. I have worked as a leader with youth groups alongside the Yuma Spanish Seven-Day Adventist Church.  I have also offered health promotion presentations tailored to preventing disease within the Hispanic community. Currently, I am part of the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (Az AHEC) Scholars Program, which looks for ways to address the needs of vulnerable populations in rural Arizona. Upon graduation, I aim to give back to my community by serving Hispanics and other underserved communities in rural Arizona.