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Get to Know a Heart Guide: Sarah

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: Meet Our Heart Guides|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Get to Know a Heart Guide: Sarah

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How long have you been a Heart Guide?

I started in January 2017, so about 16 months.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a licensed nutritionist, which is what drew me to the heart-healthy mission of the HHCM! I have three grade school-aged kids and have been married for almost 14 years. I also maintain a food and nutrition blog called A Love Letter to Food.

What’s your favorite thing about working at the HHCM?

I enjoy many things about my role at the museum, but I especially like managing our social media.

Tell us something you think is really interesting about the human heart.

I think it’s fascinating that the heart keeps oxygenated blood separate from de-oxygenated blood–it’s such an efficient system.

What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable?

Blueberries!

What about your favorite way to be active?

Running and yoga are two of my favorites.

A fun fact about you:

I used to teach German at ASU and my family spent last summer in Germany.

Anything else you want to tell us?

I love being a part of the mission of the American Heart Association to help Americans live heart-healthy lives!

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Get to Know a Heart Guide: Alison

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: Meet Our Heart Guides|Tags: , |Comments Off on Get to Know a Heart Guide: Alison

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It’s time once again to get to know one of the wonderful employees of the Halle Heart Children’s Museum! This week we’re shining the spotlight on Alison, an energetic Heart Guide who never fails to get kids excited about heart health. Here’s what she had to say!

How long have you been a Heart Guide?

Two and half years.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I have a background in public health and health education. I enjoy teaching both kids and adults. One of my first jobs was organizing and running health fairs for staff and inmates in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

What’s your favorite thing about working at the HHCM?

I love when I see the light bulb go on! Nothing is as rewarding as seeing a child make a connection between ideas and a real-life association.

Tell us something you think is really interesting about the human heart.

Teaching CPR is something I’m passionate about. I tell my younger students to use Star Wars’ Imperial March to get to 100 beats per minute for chest compressions. Stayin’ Alive definitely works, too!

What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable?

Pineapple.

What about your favorite way to be active?

Hiking–but golf is a close second!

A fun fact about you:

I love to travel and explore! In my spare time I’m always dreaming of my next adventure. I just went to China and am planning out my future train journey across Canada. I also want to visit every Disney park around the world!

Anything else you want to tell us?

Lub Dub rocks!

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Get to Know a Heart Guide: Amber

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Heart Guides|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Get to Know a Heart Guide: Amber

Amber Get to Know a Heart Guide: Amber

At the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, we love our Heart Guides! These awesome employees guide groups on tours of the museum, sharing how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle and educating kids about the cardiovascular system and heart. We caught up with Heart Guide Amber Andrade for a little chat about who she is and what she likes to do. Here’s what she had to say…

What’s your favorite thing about working at the HHCM?

Being around the kids, and everyone on the Heart Guide team is amazing! It’s a really fun environment to work in.

Tell us something you think is really interesting about the human heart!

In your lifetime, the heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood–enough to fill three super tankers. I find that so interesting!

Tell us about yourself!

I go to ASU, where I’m studying Science of Healthcare Delivery. I’m on a pre-med track, deciding between medical school and PA school. I’m involved with community service through a club called Devils Pitching In. We do local service projects around Tempe and are going to the Dominican Republic in March to teach kids English.

What interests you about science and healthcare?

I’ve been interested in science and healthcare since I was a little kid. I wanted to be a veterinarian–I think that’s everyone’s dream when they’re a kid. I’ve just been on that path ever since. I still love animals, but I don’t think I could take care of them when they’re sick.

What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable?

Strawberries and avocados.

How about your favorite way to be active?

I would probably say hiking or playing volleyball. I played volleyball in high school, and I play recreationally now.

A fun fact about you:

I’ve never broken a bone.

Where’s your dream vacation destination?

Dubai! I’ve always wanted to go there. The luxury environment sounds so interesting. I want to go shopping there, and the tallest building in the world is there–I’d love to go to the top of it! And they have super nice cars. I’m a huge car person.

Anything else you want to tell us?

Go Devils!!