Lia Van Steeter grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, and recently graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, with a degree in International Political Economy and a minor in Spanish. While at Puget Sound, she worked as a peer tutor and peer advisor, and completed internships with Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Lia is passionate about addressing the root causes of health inequality through the lens of social determinants of health. She hopes to learn more about the relationship between food access and child development during her internship with the Oregon Child Development Coalition.
Field placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition