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Nayeli Bernal


Research Consultant

Nayeli Bernal, MPH, is a community-based research consultant with over 15 years of experience in program evaluation, strategic planning, and assessments of community needs and assets. Her work focuses on supporting communities to engage in research and action efforts that center community wisdom, assure that equity conversations are integrated into all questions and decisions, and build the capacity of communities of their partners to lead. She is committed to providing communities and partners the information and tools they need to achieve their greatest possible impact. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley; a certificate in English/Spanish Translation and Interpretation from the National Hispanic University; and a Master in Public Health with Distinguished Achievement from San Francisco State University. She is the mother of three young children, a proud immigrant and bicultural Bay Area resident, and lives where she grew up in East Oakland, CA.

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Master of Public Health San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology University of California, Berkeley

Favorite Places

The beach and the forest.


Reading, journaling, hiking, and spending time with my husband and our three kids.

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