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Ngoc Nguyen Watkins

Program Coordinator, Healthy Behaviors Initiative

As a health educator/advocate for the fight against obesity and diabetes epidemics, Ngoc believes in empowering communities to break cycles by helping individuals find their voice. Ngoc joins CCS as a Program Coordinator because of the vast opportunities to collaborate with others to yield positive change. She leads the Health Behaviors Initiative statewide with a focus on incorporating nutrition education, physical activity, and food security in afterschool programs. Prior to joining CCS, Ngoc worked at the California State University (CSU), Sacramento Student Health and Counseling Services Center and the Sacramento County Health and Human Services agency in the Health Education Unit. Ngoc has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Science: Community Health Education from CSU, Sacramento. During her spare time, she enjoys board games, reading, trying new recipes, hiking and spending quality time with her family and dogs, Apollo and Ares.