Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger 

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 Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger 

Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger 

Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger is a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Community Health Nursing scholar. She previously attended Eastern Mennonite University and graduated with a bachelors of science in nursing (BSN) degree. She comes from a multicultural background and very much values learning from people's various life upbringings, cultures, and traditions. Her job opportunities have involved working with folks who have experienced homelessness, working with a nonprofit agency to provide reduced medical specialty care, working as a school nurse, and most recently working as public health nurse for child care centers and preschools. Rebekah has had international experiences in various capacities. In undergraduate school, she worked as a student nurse in a child care center in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She also spent time in the Middle East and Africa, including Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel. During that time she learned about various cultures, languages, and political contexts. While in Palestine, one of Rebekah's  projects involved understanding the community efforts of Beit Sahour, that used nonviolence resistance to address the oppression and violence their community was experiencing. With her background and experiences, she looks forward to partnering with health professionals, students, and the faith communities in Gondar, Ethiopia to address health disparities in maternal child health.