Please tune in to check out Enrique Morone's interview with Michelle McCurdy . Find out how this activist, humanitarian, health advocate who emerged from a family of humanitarian missionaries went from globe trotting child and teen to an activist in her own right dedicating her nursing skills to the Doctors for Camp Closure Mexican Border health initiative. Michelle is a devoted mother, wife, navy reservist, nurse practitioner, community college health advocate, cat lover and is the newest member of the Gente Unida board of directors.
Michelle McCurdy spent her childhood traveling overseas as the daughter of a missionary and humanitarian father who devoted his life to a career with Catholic Relief Services. Michelle didn’t spend much time in the United States growing up outside of a middle school stint on Roosevelt Island in New York and a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin. After college graduation this second generation humanitarian moved to California’s Camp Pendleton to become a navy nurse and then a reservist.
Her passion as an advocate for quality of life issues and access to health for refugee families at the US Mexico border led her to join Doctors for Campe Closure where she is a volunteer nurse. Michelle believes that access to healthcare is a basic human right and is the basis for quality of life. Today she works at San Diego City College at their health center and works with students from all walks of life from all over the world. Michelle McCurdy is also a new part of the Gente Unida team and has recently joined the board.
Doctors for Camp Closure is a non-partisan organization of over 2,200 physicians and healthcare professionals from all specialties who oppose the inhumane detention of migrants and refugees who are attempting to enter the United States of America.
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