Mariana Daniela Torchia PhD

Mariana Daniela Torchia, PhD

Mariana and I first met each other the first year we were taking courses at Walden University, School of Public Health, in 2011. As sometimes happens during a course in school, you reach out to a particular student and eventually you become friends. That is what happened with Mariana and I. I knew what she looked like from her videos on U-tube where she performs her own music that she has composed. But we did not met in person until my graduation party here in Dallas. A very positive person, always with a wonderful warm smile on her face, she radiates joy and kindness. This masks a very dark, hurtful past as I would discover.

Dissertation Information:

2017 – Perceived barriers to lifestyle change in obese low-income Hispanic women. Read it here.