Candelaria Conde de Frankenberg
Graduate School attended: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Graduate Degree or expected: Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Undergraduate School attended: Texas A&M University
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Hometown: Austin, TX
Why did you want to be a Kruse Communities of Excellence Scholar?
I wanted to be a Kruse Communities of Excellence Scholar because I care about each person and each family that forms my community. I hate to see the real suffering inflicted on individuals and families by an inefficient healthcare system. I rebel against the obscenity of our health care costs. We are the world's economic powerhouse, yet our health expenditure ROI yield outcomes sometimes resemble those of developing countries. I refuse to accept the increasing economic and healthcare disparities in our country. Moreover, I seek a meaningful life helping others by helping to fight for policies to provide greater access to healthcare and provide more efficient healthcare services. I am committed to being a Kruse Communities of Excellence Scholar. Through this program, I have learned about the Communities of Excellence Framework, which has equipped me with a better understanding of how to be the best healthcare leader I can be while always aiming to decrease healthcare disparities within my community. The Kruse Scholars program is also a great way to collaborate inter-professionally and learn from others' leadership styles. I hope to use the networking and frameworks provided to me by the Kruse Communities of Excellence Scholar program to develop a unique leadership style that will enable me to continue making a positive change throughout the communities I continue to serve in the future.