Betzi Quiroz, clinical assistant professor for the School of Nursing, was selected from 50 health care providers to be one of 15 speakers for the first Idaho Hispanic Health Care Conference, held Feb. 15. The daylong conference aimed to promote careers in health care among Hispanic high school students.
The conference was open to any student but targeted Hispanics. It was sponsored by the Future Hispanic Leaders of America and coordinated by the Community Council of Idaho, the Idaho Department of Labor’s Canyon County office and other community partners.
Fifteen Hispanic health care professionals, including Quiroz, in fields such as nursing, pediatrics, oncology, speech pathology, social work, dentistry and family medicine, shared their own educational and career stories to help inspire high school students to become exceptional Hispanic health care workers for Idaho.