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NAAHP Member Spotlight on Christina Pardo Maxis


Career Advice, Leadership & Professional Development, Entrepreneurship, Education

Article By: NAAHP

Each week the NAAHP highlights our members who are making a difference in our organization and in their communities. Christina Pardo Maxis is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stony Brook Medicine. She is excited about connecting with fellow NAAHP professionals and members.

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10 Questions for Christina Pardo Maxis

Dominique Elkind, NAAHP: Tell us a bit about your personal background.

Christina Pardo Maxis: I grew up in New York as a first-generation Haitian American.

NAAHP: What’s your current job?

CPM: Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

NAAHP: How did your background prepare you for your current role?

CPM: My background and culture was the reason I pursued a career in Global health so that I can use my career to the benefit of Haiti.

NAAHP: What is the biggest challenge of your work?

CPM: Managing work-life balance. Medicine is a busy field and requires dedication and organization.

NAAHP: What would you say has been your greatest career or personal accomplishments so far?

CPM: Using my position to have an impact in Haiti.

NAAHP: What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned?

CPM: It is important to keep “your eye on the prize”. Dedication and persistence are important. And lastly, sometimes you have to be deaf to the negativity.

NAAHP: How long have you been a member of the NAAHP? What’s your best experience thus far?

CPM: I was a member a couple of years ago and just re-connected. It’s inspiring to be around other proud Haitian professionals.

NAAHP: What kind of advice would you give to fellow NAAHP members looking to grow professionally?

CPM: Network, keep an open mind and learn from your mistakes.

NAAHP: Who or what inspires you?

CPM: My family.

NAAHP: When you’re not working, where can we find you?

CPM: With my family in NY or working even when I’m not working, here and I’m Haiti.


National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals

NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships to strengthen Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

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