Patrizia initially joined the Institute for Sustainable Development as an intern in the fall of 2020, during which she assisted with the “Together for LA” report, Maryland resilience workshops, and more. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with Bachelor of Science degrees in Anthropology and Biological Sciences, she now serves as the Program Coordinator.
She is originally from and is based in St. Mary’s County in southern Maryland. While at the University of Maryland, she held several leadership positions, including Drum Major for the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band and Vice President of Service for Tau Beta Sigma. As Vice President of Service, she spearheaded her chapter’s first-ever completion of the national sorority’s “Focus on Five” initiative centered around community service. At the same time, she remained active in other student organizations, including the Filipino Cultural Association, Vietnamese Student Association, and Catholic Terps.
Patrizia also enjoys teaching children. She has previously served as a first-grade religious education teacher, summer science camp instructor, and summer science fair mentor. She is passionate about fairness and justice in health care, and her long-term goal is to improve health care quality and accessibility for underserved populations.