Yensy Cundumi-Zuniga, BA, a Perinatal Care Coordinator within the Clark Parent & Child Network Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar, joined the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National in June 2021. Yensy was born in Colombia and moved to the U.S. in 2002. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from the Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. Before joining Children’s National, she was a Senior Life Cycle Health Educator at Mary’s Center and also worked at Mary’s Center as a Triage Assistant in the Nursing Department.
She developed her passion for neuroscience and neurology while studying medicine in Colombia. As an undergraduate at Trinity University, Yensy discovered her passion for research. Yensy’s ultimate career goal is to earn a Master of Public Health, expanding her research knowledge to be able to transform lives abroad.
Her more immediate goal at the Clark Parent & Child Network Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar is to provide exceptional interactions, build rapport and deliver child- and family-centered services to help meet participants’ needs in a culturally appropriate way. Yensy will play an integral role as she receives and processes referrals and guides participants enrolling in the DC Mother-Baby Wellness Program. She also will connect participants to community and social resources tailored to their individual needs.