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Citlali Padilla

Health Policy & Advocacy Associate

Citlali is originally from Kansas, where she graduated from Bethany College with a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Religion. She came to Nashville to continue her education at Vanderbilt University, receiving a Master of Theological Studies with a Certificate in Global Health. During her time at school, Citlali became interested in healthcare ethics, primarily the healthcare disparities that marginalized communities face.


As a Health Policy & Advocacy Associate, Citlali looks forward to upholding Tennessee Justice Center’s mission and values by bridging community members' needs to available resources and advocating for Tennesseans. You can reach her at

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