Ms. Franco provides tobacco treatment counseling and support to patients hospitalized at the University of Colorado Hospital. She earned a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver, with a focus on immigration and human rights issues. She has worked as a Family Advocate with mostly Spanish-speaking immigrants in Aurora, and taught English as a second language to adults. She also supervised community health advisors in signing up families for Medicaid and CHP+ at Denver Health. During her eight years in the University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Center (formerly Health Science Center), she has coordinated and led classes for Spanish-speaking cancer patients and survivors with Project SOL (Survivorship Outreach to Latinos), led Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes for cancer survivors, and supported research programs within the Cancer Center. She was also a co-founder of COLORES de Cáncer, a collaboration of Denver-area hospitals and clinics to better serve the need of Spanish-Speaking cancer patients and survivors. In her free time she likes to practice motivational interviewing skills on her three children, ages 3, 4, & 7.