Hello Everyone! My name is Hailey Clements and since I am (fairly) new to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the You’re the Cure community, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself!
I am a native of Boise, Idaho, but unfortunately, I did not grow up on a potato farm. Before moving to Washington, DC to work at the AHA, I studied Health Promotion & Education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Having worked as an intern for the AHA’s Government Relations team in the Federal Advocacy office as well as with the Policy Research team, I have come to gain so much respect and love for the AHA, advocacy issues, and for the role that advocates like you play! Now, as the Project Coordinator for Federal Grassroots Advocacy, I actively work on issues that interest you as advocates—interests such as improving care and treatment of Stroke patients and survivors, promoting access to quality healthcare, and nutrition issues that will help improve the heart health of future generations.
I have always had a passion for health, but I feel so fortunate to work with You’re the Cure volunteers like you that so actively participate in improving your community, state, and country’s health. You all motivate me every day to do my very best. You’re the Cure advocates are why I do what I do every day. Thank you for all that you do and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
All this week we are introducing our You're the Cure team to you and expressing what we are thankful for this season! Check out what Clarissa Garcia, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, is grateful for this Thanksgiving!