Kelsey Machado

Kelsey Machado, BA
Futuro Coordinator
(515) 979-4460

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Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Year Started at Mercy College: 2021

  • Department: Continuing Education, Futuro


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cal Poly Humboldt State University (2018)

Courses Regularly Taught  

  • CHW 101 - Community Health Work Foundation 101
  • BH 101 - Behavioral Health 101
  • CHW 102 - Community Health Work in Practice 102MLS 418 Clinical Laboratory Management Didactic I

Clinical History

  • Former Health Educator helping to empower folks through their reproductive health care goals
  • Formerly led a public affairs team which worked on grassroots organizing for reproductive health care helping to uplift and activate peoples stories to create powerful change
  • Experience in mental health outreach
  • Working in crisis intervention, in conjunction with a housing specialist and a team of case managers and peer support specialist made for a powerhouse of a team
  • Enjoys helping people within the community gain access to the health care and resources that they so needed and deserved

Favorite Quote

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." -Abraham Lincoln

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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