Asmaa Deiranieh currently works for the UC San Diego Center for Community Health as the Program Coordinator for the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Asmaa provides hands-on support with program planning, coordination, and facilitation of YAC meetings throughout the schoolyear. Working directly with the youth, Asmaa supports youth-led projects that emphasize improving access to healthy foods, beverages, and physical activity in a community setting.
Asmaa recently graduated with a Public Health degree from the University of California, San Diego. During her time at UC San Diego, Asmaa continuously pursued opportunities that allowed her to utilize her skills and passion for wellness to support and give back to various communities. She served as an Orientation Leader where she facilitated new students’ transition to UC San Diego by providing support and maintaining an open, helpful attitude, as well as a Peer Mentor where she offered guidance and care for first generation college students in their transition with their first year of college. Asmaa also volunteered for the Counseling and Psychological services for several years as a Wellness Peer Educator where she delivered psycho-educational workshops to educate fellow students about mental health and wellness, reduce stigma and spread awareness of mental health services.
Prior to working at the Center for Community Health, Asmaa had several years’ experience working with San Diego youth. Asmaa provided health promotional services to youth at the Preuss School and also served as a volunteer Youth Leader for marginalized youth. With her passion for community wellness and inspiring social change, Asmaa is dedicated to implementing the perspectives of young people in discussions and decision-making processes.