Kathleen Smith-Wenning is a registered respiratory therapist who holds a master’s degree in medical anthropology.
She is Director of Health-Related Professions at Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ. Kathleen has more than 20 years of experience working within multi-cultural communities and is devoted to the care of the medically underserved. Her diverse experience spans both the health and social sciences. Known as Professor Kathy to her students, she is the former Program Director for the Respiratory Care Programs at Rutgers School of Health Professions, Newark. In the evening and online, Prof. Kathy teaches courses in anthropology at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ and Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.
Blending both of her worlds, Kathy is working on a Zapotecan language awareness project for healthcare providers in New Brunswick. Kathy is an active volunteer with Oaxaca Street children, an organization dedicated to the education of 600 of the poorest children in the City of Oaxaca, Mexico. She is a previous volunteer child advocate for refugee children at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in New York.