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McKinzie Gales Resume

Region & Category
Ft.Collins/Greeley, Denver Metro
Job Category: 
Communications | Development | Education | Health & Mental Health | Programs/Services

Passionate, public health professional with three+ years of experience and proven skills in communication—both verbal and written, community outreach and public engagement, research, data analysis and dissemination, and statistical software (Stata, SPSS, and REDCap). I am a Master of Public Health candidate with a dual concentration in Maternal and Child Health and Global Health. Seeking a full-time position where I can help improve equity and the health of underserved populations.

  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Applications
  • Statistical Software (SPSS and Stata)
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • REDCap
  • Qualtrics
  • Data Entry, Management, Analysis and Dissemination
  • Logic Models
  • Public Health Models and Theories
  • Program Evaluation
  • Intercultural Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Decision-Making
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Care Coordination
  • Administration
Research and Evaluation of Community Engagement Best Practices (Capstone)
May, 2019 to Aug, 2019
Tri-County Health Department - Englewood, CO
  • Completed extensive literature review and wrote a qualitative summary
  • Piloted Lucile Packard’s Family Voices community engagement evaluation tool
  • Designed and conducted interviews with internal and external partners
  • Analyzed data, and used key findings to inform a best practice framework
Immunization School and Child Care Education Coordinator (Paid Internship)
Oct, 2018 to Jul, 2019
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Denver, CO
  • Recovered immunization data through tracking and outreach efforts
  • Primary contact to receive, distribute, and reply to general reporting inquiries
  • Documented project steps and status using Kanbanchi, provided data quality assurance, and edited/reviewed Tableau dashboards prior to publication
Lead Research Assistant and Coordinator for Study: ART Adherence and Retention among HIV+ Women who Experienced an Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Kisumu, Kenya (Practicum)
May, 2018 to Aug, 2019
University of Colorado, Center for Global Health - Aurora, CO
  • Developed and implemented surveys for data collection using REDCap
  • Led community health worker training on study objectives, carrying out interviews, and entering data into REDCap
  • Managed, cleaned, analyzed and disseminated (both written and verbal) data
Student Research Assistant III
Jan, 2018 to Mar, 2019
University of Colorado, Department of Family Medicine - Aurora, CO
  • Recruited study participants by mail, email, and phone
  • Reviewed study materials and scheduled program/participant meetings
  • Assessed transcripts to ensure data was accurate and entered data in Qualtrics
Patient Care Coordinator
Jun, 2016 to Jul, 2017
Pacific Northwest Fertility & IVF Specialists
  • Coordinated new patient intake, interpretive services, and scheduled appointments
  • Provided quality customer service and used critical thinking to solve challenges
  • Adapted to the changing office environment and assisted in administrative tasks
Peer Mentor
Sep, 2014 to Jun, 2015
Western Washington University, Student Outreach Services - Bellingham, WA
  • Advised 14 freshman and transfer students who identified as first generation, of ethnic/racial minority, and/or low income
  • Documented meetings (questions and concerns, advice, goal setting, etc.) and referred students to on-campus or community resources
  • Organized on-campus events to help students develop a sense of unity
Lead Mentor for a YMCA After School Program and Summer Camp
Jan, 2012 to Aug, 2014
YMCA - Aberdeen, WA
  • Site supervisor for the McCleary School District’s after school program and summer camp
  • Tracked student's attendance, behavior, and academic progress
  • Planned daily curriculum and worked with parents/teachers to achieve program goals
School and Location: 
Colorado School of Public Health
Dates Attended: 
2017 to 2019
Master’s Degree
Field of Study: 
Public Health
Dual Concentration - Global Health and Maternal and Child Health; Expected Date of Completion - August 16, 2019
School and Location: 
Western Washington University
Dates Attended: 
2013 to 2016
Bachelor’s Degree
Field of Study: 
Sociology and Psychology
Activities and Societies: 
Pacific Sociological Association Member; Alpha Kappa Delta Member (Sociological Honor Society); Vice President of the Demography Club
Major - Sociology; Minor - Psychology
Contact Info
Full Name: 
McKinzie Gales
1550 Raleigh St
Unit 129
Denver, CO 80204
Affiliations & Community Involvement: 
Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentTri-County Health DepartmentColorado Public Health Association Colorado Nonprofit AssociationPacific Sociological AssociationSeattle and Tacoma area Reproductive Society