Maria Luisa Tejada

Extension Educator
Food Families and Communities

Malu Tejada is a statewide multilingual Extension educator for the Food, Families, and Communities unit.

She enjoys working across teams and units and developing meaningful relationships with communities and organizations. She is passionate about addressing social determinants of health and health inequities, with a focus on Latinx communities. She co-leads the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE) project addressing vaccine hesitancy among underserved populations. She collaborates with the Penn State Cancer Institute through the Cancer Prevention in Pennsylvania Initiative and the Latino/Hispanic Community Cancer Advisory Board. She contributes as the human health expert to the Vector-borne Disease team. She is a certified bilingual Mental Health First Aid instructor.

She serves as an executive member of the Latinx Agricultural Network (LAN).

Malu received her Medical Degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and her Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Malu Tejada