Andrea Paola Arana Yanez
Researcher and Evaluation Analyst at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Central Texas
Who or what is your inspiration?
My family, the women who mentor me, and those before me who paved the way for people like me are my biggest inspiration.
One thing you would like to see changed in mental or behavioral health care?
I would like to increase not only access to quality mental healthcare services but quality mental healthcare education as well. Meaning, people need access to evidence-based information and research as well as access to certification programs to increase representation.
What is your superpower?
You won't find anyone else with as much grit as I've got.