Sunny Stone has lived in Southeast Idaho most of her life. She attended American Falls schools from kindergarten until graduation in 2001.
After graduation she worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant.
In 2004 and 2005 Sunny was able to have the opportunity to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH). This experience provided Sunny with a unique world perspective and helped her understand the effects of the lack of access to prenatal care and the need for education of young parents. It also provided the opportunity to recognize health care issues affecting the Hispanic population in the United States.
In January 2009, inspired by the work of Dr. Cartwright, Sunny began her work with Hispanic Health Projects as part of a practicum experience for her degree in health education. She has been a part of the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Partnering for Birth, teen prenatal education program. This experience has allowed her to utilize the skills she acquired through the health education curricula, and draw from her unique experience in the health care industry.
Sunny will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education in May 2009 from Idaho State University. She currently lives South of Blackfoot on the Fort Hall Reservation with her husband, Daniel Stone. After graduation from Idaho State University, she plans to continue her studies with the university by seeking a Master’s degree in Public Health.
Link to Health and Nutrition Sciences Department http://www.isu.edu/departments/hns/