Lia Hsu-Rodriguez portrait.

Lia Hsu-Rodriguez

Program and Research Assistant

She, Her, Hers


Support DULCE’s anti-racist, community-based approach to supporting families by promoting the healthy development of infants and addressing social determinants of health.

I do this work because

I have seen first-hand how the American health system not only neglects, but actively harms communities, including my own—and I am dedicated to ensuring that harm does not continue.

I am most proud of

My work alongside Diné community health representatives on Navajo Nation, in helping understand how health communication works as a tool for equity and justice.

Work History

  • Economic Democracy Learning Center Intern, Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI)
  • Policy and Investment Cooperative Intern, WE in the World
  • Cancer Program Intern, Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Program

Education and Awards

  • B.S. in Anthropology and Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • James Howe Prize for Writing in Anthropology

When the day is done

I enjoy baking, watching stand-up comedy and the performing arts, and exploring.