Pasantías y residencias
Nuestros becarios y residentes actuales
Clay Cooper, MD, MBA
Residente en medicina familiar
Gaby Plasencia, MD
Gaby grew up in Miami, Florida and spent summers in Dominican Republic with her family. She went to undergraduate school at the University of Florida and medical school at Loyola University in Chicago. Her interest in mental health care as a primary care provider, learning more about specific barriers to and strategies for mental health care to Spanish speaking populations, and learning how to engage with the community bring her to El Futuro.
In her free time, Gaby loves to dance. She grew up dancing Flamenco and actually danced semi-professionally with a dance company that travelled to Mexico for performances. When she’s not dancing, she loves watching stand-up comedy at home.
Social Work intern
Ivan Dario Escobar Roldan, MD
Ivan grew up in Cali, Colombia and went to medical school at Universidad del Valle. He moved to the US to complete his psychiatry residency at Duke, he is currently in his third year of residency. He comes to El Futuro to be part of the work we are doing for the Hispanic community in North Carolina and he wants to be a part of it.
Ivan likes the outdoors, hiking, biking, bird watching, and photography. He also enjoys a nice conversation over a cold beer.
Social Work Intern
She was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, however her mother was in the military so they moved every few years. The longest duration of her childhood was spent on O’ahu, Hawai’i where she attended ‘Iolani School, and spent the majority of her time painting, swimming, scuba diving, and competing in outrigger canoe races. While living in Hawai’i, she was very fortunate to learn about the rich history and culture of the Native Hawaiians, but also became aware of the major social injustices that they faced which led to her initial interest in becoming a social worker. After moving back to the mainland, she graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature. Over the years she has had the privilege of working with many incredible youths and families from the Latinx community, and while searching for more opportunities to do so, she found El Futuro and felt inspired to join the team! In her free time, she can be found painting, sketching, reading, or swimming.
Nikki Steinsiek, MD
Residente en Psiquiatría
Nikki was born in Arkansas and moved with her family to Ashland, Oregon in middle school. She attended medical school at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in rural Oregon, she became aware of health and social inequalities faced by Latinx migrant farm workers at an early age. She has since developed a passion for working with migrant, immigrant, and Spanish speaking communities.
Nikki’s hobbies include running, mountain biking, rock climbing, cooking, and playing music.
School Psychology intern
Social Work Intern
Dennise was born on the Mexican side of a border town and raised there until she moved to Texas at the age of 9. Dennise graduated from Meredith College with a degree in psychology and is currently working on her MSW at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She has worked with the public for about 14 years in different capacities such as a developmental therapist, patient coordinator, and case manager. She is currently an intern at El Futuro!
Dennise has always admired how El Futuro has adapted and responded to the ever-changing mental health needs of the Latinx community. She loves to ride her bike, hike, is a photographer, and loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys listening to audiobooks and podcasts and recently listened to 12 rules for life by Jordan B. Peterson.