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Session Title: Fitness and your well-being: Their intertwined!
Speaker: Maya Thomas-Fernandez, Director, Dallas College
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Session description: This presentation will review techniques for incorporating physical fitness into your daily schedule – no matter how busy you are! Having an active lifestyle is important to reduce stress and you will be able to put your best foot forward always. Healthy habits and food choices will also be reviewed. We will also discuss meditation and breathing exercises to help calm nerves.

Bio: Dr Maya Thomas Fernandez is the Director of the Employer Resource Center at Dallas College. Dr Thomas Fernandez has been with Dallas College since 2017; she taught as an adjunct at Brookhaven Campus, and then full-time as Instructional Specialist-Health Information Technology at Cedar Valley Campus. Dr Thomas Fernandez is an Aspen Institute Economic Opportunity Fellow. She is passionate about student success and ensuring barriers are removed so all students can complete and reach their educational dreams. Dr Thomas Fernandez holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration; a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Dr Thomas Fernandez held positions as Center Operations Director at Concentra and Practice Manager at Tufts Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is Assistant Professor at West Coast University teaching for their MHA program.