Finola, aka Nola, works as our Project Specialist for the Tobacco Control and Prevention team. She strives to uplift and empower those unjustifiably denied adequate health resources by delivering lessons that inspire self-care, mindfulness, and small, sustainable changes that last a lifetime. She is fueled by the reality that there are still cunning and powerful marketing techniques behind the Tobacco Industry, unfortunately targeting youth and people of color living in low-income neighborhoods. At APIFM she leverages her spunky, upbeat attitude to help community members feel heard and important. It is her hope to see other members discover the power in themselves to create and lead a healthier Los Angeles County. Outside of work you’ll most likely find her at a third wave coffee shop writing poetry or writing down her very disorganized thoughts. You may also find her cooking, singing karaoke with her friends, and stunting some random silly dance moves now and then.