Nehmo Hassan is a Program Coordinator at UC San Diego Center for Community Health. She was born in Los Angeles and raised in San Diego by her Somali immigrant parents. She is passionate about helping San Diego’s underserved community by providing nutrition education in order to teach individuals the importance of living a long and healthy life.
Nehmo is a first generation college graduate with a Bachelors in Food and Nutrition from San Diego State University. There, she was an active member of the Student Nutrition Organization, where she served the San Diego community through nutrition education and advocacy for nutrition and wellness causes. She is an active board member of the United Women of East African Support Team, whose mission is to serve as a pipeline of culturally competent health services, education, and advocacy for the improvement of East African women and families’ health and well-being.
Under the direction of Amina Sheik Mohamed, Nehmo also works with the UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council youth leaders, where she helps the members develop solutions to change the community for the better through healthy eating and active living. She co-developed “Around the World at the Farmers Market,” a healthy, low-cost, and culturally-competent recipe cookbook to be enjoyed by native San Diegans and refugee populations from the Middle East and Africa. Nehmo currently serves as Program Coordinator for the Live Well Community Market Program, working directly with small neighborhood food markets to improve healthy food access.
Nehmo recently completed her Masters of Public Health degree in the Health Promotion and Behavioral Science concentration at California State University San Macros.