Merilin Castillo ’12

Merilin-CastilloWhile a student at Milton, Merilin Castillo’s work on the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center’s Racial Healing and Reconciliation project earned her a 2012 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Now a student at Harvard, Castillo recently served as chair of the National Dominican Student Conference.

Going beyond just urging our patients to make good health choices, we are working with other organizations across sectors to address the unjust social factors that make healthy choices difficult or impossible for some. We work to create health equity — a society where all residents have a fair chance to live a long and healthy life.

— from the statement of Approach and Philosophy,
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center