Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Annie!

Annie Hotop


I€˜ve spent the last 12 years working in public health research at the University of Minnesota, and have recently taken a new job within the U with the Driven to Discover State Fair research initiative. I€™m passionate about public health and education and this job is the perfect combination of the two! I€™m currently working on my Master of Public Health, Global Health (MPH) degree at St. Catherine University and just love being back in school again.


During my summer here at WellShare, I€™ve been developing educational materials for the community health workers (CHWs) to use with their diabetic clients. I€™ve also spent a little time compiling pregnancy resources for CHW training and development.



WellShare International HQ, Minneapolis, MN


I enjoy working in my garden and canning every harvest season. I love sitting on my patio with a book and a glass of wine, snuggling with my cat Roo, traveling and discussing politics.


WellShare was a great opportunity to complete my practicum hours for school. I€™ve worked in settings where I have served the immigrant and refugee communities before, but in different ways. Learning about WellShare€™s process for designing health education materials has taught me about the importance of incorporating the most up-to-date health research information with culture, and fusing these together to develop meaningful resources for communities to improve health.


The people, for sure. Great lunchtime conversations!


“WellShare€™s staff and Guiding Principles are the essence of public health €“ at its finest!”

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