Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 11.48.11 AM Gloria Sánchez-Contreras, FDA


 Ms. Sánchez-Contreras is the Spanish-Language communications lead and bilingual public affairs specialist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  In this role, she manages Spanish-language communications across FDA and at the national level, and works to “transcreate” educational materials and messages to appeal culturally and linguistically to Spanish-speakers in the U.S. Ms. Sánchez-Contreras also serves as spokesperson for Latino media on a variety of FDA subjects and issues and manages the Spanish-language web content for consumer articles and press releases, as well as the social media channels in Spanish. In her 22 years of communications experience, Ms. Sanchez-Contreras has served as an advisor for specialty media outreach for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as a bilingual public information specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Before her government career, Ms. Sánchez-Contreras worked as a journalist for several print publications and broadcast news organizations. Ms. Sanchez, a native from Mexico City, received her MA in Digital Journalism and Public Affairs from American University and her BA in Radio, Television and Motion Picture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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