Priscila Espinosa

Social Entrepreneur. Speaker. 2nd-generation Educator & Coach. at SproutChange

Hospital and Health Care

Education: Worcester State University - Sociology BS, French Minor, Concentrations Italian & French - Fellowships: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Biz Dev Lab & Worcester State University Center for Entrepreneurship as well as Bentley University - McCallum Graduate School of Business Candidate - Dual MBA/MS Human Factors in Information Design
Worcester, MA, USA

Biography

***Priscila was a featured presenter at the Congressman Jim McGovern “Food is Medicine Roundtable: regional hearing of The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health” with US Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra presenting on her innovative 3-year Hospital-funded Population Health project.***

Being a 3-time survivor of a broken medical system inspired Priscila in February 2016 to start a grassroots movement to empower everyday people to reclaim their health naturally using Food as Medicine, Natural Remedies, & Herbs. [1]

Within 3 years of starting the SproutChange, Inc.™️ grassroots movement, Priscila innovated, led, and educated-in a 3-year Hospital-funded Population Health project in North Central Massachusetts serving various Underserved Populations including Aging Adults, Women & Children, Neurodiverse, as well as Persons who are Climate & Food Insecure using Food as Medicine, Natural Remedies, Herbs, & No-Dig Gardening/Agroecology in North Central Massachusetts sponsored by UMASS Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital.

And within 6 years of starting her movement, in September 2022 Priscila was a featured presenter at the Congressman Jim McGovern “Food is Medicine Roundtable: regional hearing of The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health” with US Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra presenting on this innovative 3-year Hospital-funded Population Health project [2] [3]

BOOK Priscila today by contacting priscila.sproutchange@gmail.com using Subject line: Social Impact. [4]

SproutChange's Social Mission is to empower everyday people to become autonomous with their overall health.

Our Social Vision is for SproutChange to become a global transformative grassroots movement that not only helps everyday people transition into a healing foods diet + lifestyle but also empowers us to regenerate our shared earth and natural resources in a resilient manner.

And our goal is to help you *sprout change* in your life using food as medicine, natural remedies, and herbs!™

#SproutChange 🌱

[1] VIDEO "About Us" https://tinyurl.com/yw5jc3h8

[2] VIDEO “Highlight Moments: 'Food as Medicine Roundtable' with Host Congressman Jim McGovern” on YouTube https://youtu.be/ITXIYxo35Ow

[3] Publication in the Newspaper of Hospital sponsored Funds
http://tinyurl.com/yc623sr7

[4] SPEAKER PROFILE https://speaker.innovationwomen.com/user/15921

Passion

*Improving Population Health
*Making Social Impact
*Empowering Everyday People
*Healthy Aging
*Neurodiversity, Highly Sensitive Person/HSP, Twice Exception/2e, Autism/ASD
*Food as Medicine, Natural Remedies, Herbs
*No-Dig Gardening/Agroecology
*Social Determinants of Health
*Food Security
*Climate Action
*Public Health

Featured Video

I am willing to travel

More than 100 miles

When it comes to payments

I need my expenses covered - travel, hotel, meals, etc.

Topics

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Best Story

In September 2022 Priscila was a featured presenter at the Congressman Jim McGovern “Food is Medicine Roundtable: regional hearing of The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health” with US Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra presenting on the Hospital-funded Population Health project in North Central Massachusetts that she innovated sponsored by UMASS Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital. [1] [2]

[1] VIDEO “Highlight Moments: 'Food as Medicine Roundtable' with Host Congressman Jim McGovern” on YouTube https://youtu.be/ITXIYxo35Ow

[2] Publication in the Newspaper of Hospital sponsored Funds
http://tinyurl.com/yc623sr7

Origin Story

SproutChange started as a hashtag in February 2016 after Priscila survived her 3rd near-death experience in a broken medical system that inspired her to start a grassroots movement empowering everyday people to reclaim their health naturally using Food as Medicine, Natural Remedies, & Herbs.

Priscila has been featured on local TV shows, “Discussing Fitchburg Now” with Sam Squailia, “Daily Breaking” with Mauro Pasquale, “This Is Worcester” with Bill Coleman, and “Exposure with Mosher” with Amy Mosher.

To date, Priscila has held hundreds of public speaking engagements throughout the Northeast & the Dominican Republic including--

Speaker at the “Research Conference of Science & Technology” at the first university of the Americas: the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in Barahona, Dominican Republic (“UASD - Barahona Campus”)

Panelist at New England VegFest

Featured Panelist & Population Health Case Study at the Congressman Jim McGovern “Food is Medicine Roundtable: regional hearing of The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health” with US Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra

Fellow at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Business School: Business Development Lab

Fellow at the Worcester State University Entrepreneurship Center

Presenter on No-Dig Garden in Your Community Garden & Cultured Vegetables at Summer & Winter Conferences as well as presenter on Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants in the Resilient Garden Series at NOFA/Mass

Keynote Speaker at the Smaller American Lawns Today (SALT) Conference: Creating Edible Gardens for People and Pollinators

Panelist at the LIVE IN COLOR Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Keynote speaker at the Super Sparkly Everything Women's Conference

Presenter of Employee Wellness at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts

Panelist and Presenter at the Second Annual New Economy Summit held by the Worcester-based Social Venture Collaborative

Speaker at “Women & Wine: Entrepreneur Networking” event at Becker College sponsored by the Yunus Social Business Centre and Center for Women & Enterprise, as well as longtime

Public Speaker & Lobbyist for 17+ years in Disability + Human Rights, Minority Small Businesses, Food Security, Environment, Anti-Trafficking with Health Care for All, Equality NOW, New York Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, member of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Upwardly Global and so many more!

VIDEO "About Us" https://tinyurl.com/yw5jc3h8