Virginia Zerpa is a native of Venezuela and has lived in the United States since 1981. She attained a master degree in public health in 1997 and has worked in diverse public health issues since then. Her career in Wisconsin began as the Walker’s Point project coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin where she implemented a school-based pregnancy prevention program at South Division High School. Virginia also served as the public health educator for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program with the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the Bilingual Childhood Obesity Health Educator at Sixteenth Street Clinic and outreach specialist for the Center for Urban Population Health. Since 2011, she is the multicultural community outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association.