Sandra Paredes is a health communications specialist at Westat. As a researcher and mission-driven problem solver, she designs solutions for high-profile and complex problems fueled by a deep belief that health and well-being are a basic human right. Sandra works with Federal health agencies to develop health communications campaigns using social marketing and design thinking. As a native Spanish speaker, she develops Spanish-language health education materials. Sandra graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s in psychology and minor in Spanish literature and holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in health communication.