Francis Colon

From Francis’ beginning in Puerto Cortes, Honduras she decided that public service was a life mission. Francis came to the United States at the young age of two and was an outspoken child where she cared for the well-being of others, especially those in need.  Most recently, Francis served as the Geriatric Support Service Coordinator at Senior Whole Health, a non-profit senior citizen housing complex where she continues to advocate for low income individuals. Through Francis’ efforts and counseling, over 100 tenants have been linked to programs that would not be possible if it were not for her hard work and perseverance. Francis has always known that a career focusing on providing assistance to low income families and individuals was a priority. As a political anthropologist at heart Francis made the decision to study Africana and Latino Studies. While a junior at Hunter College as she was offered employment as a Medicaid Service Coordinator at a community agency addressing equal employment opportunities to individuals with learning and emotional disabilities.

Francis feels strongly in wanting to impact the lives of people not just at the “ground” level, but also to be able to implement rules and policies that matter. Her devoted public service is shown through her volunteer work at Mama Love, an agency which provides low-income pre-maternal women with baby supplies, breastfeeding peer support and emotional support and semi-annual health screening exams for expectant mothers.

Francis received her Bachelor’s Degree in Africana and Latino Studies from City University of New York’s Hunter College.