Desiree Lakey is a Houston native with a drive to serve others. She received her bachelor’s degree in health studies from Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas. While attending TSU, she developed such a passion for community health that she went on to receive her master’s in public health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
During graduate school, Desiree became committed to eliminating health disparities at the state and national level. She participated in breast cancer research, worked for a maternal mortality and morbidity task force, and developed curricula to aid children who have experienced interpersonal violence. Desiree is excited to be a part of the Love146 team where she can continue the fight to mitigate health disparities and inequities.