Alumni Connection: Judi Wanyama

Alumni Connection: Judi Wanyama

February 06, 2024

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Judi Wanyama ’12, DNP, PMHNP, APRN, FNP-C

Judi Wanyama

Judi Wanyama’s career in health care was turned upside down in 2020 with the onset of the COVID- 19 pandemic. The 2012 graduate of Anoka-Ramsey’s nursing program was accustomed to working in long-term care and clinical settings. As the pandemic set in, patients stopped coming to the downtown Minneapolis clinic where she was working.

So, she decided to go to her patients.

Judi opened Hope Medical Clinic. The clinic serves patients across the Twin Cities metro with hubs in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis and intensive outreach through churches and community gathering spots. That intensive outreach aims to reduce health disparities, especially in immigrant communities and communities of color.

She says the sense of community and inclusivity she aims to create with her clinic has similarities to Anoka-Ramsey.

“There was a community aspect,” she says. “I just had a feeling like I belonged.

“The foundation laid during my time at the college has undoubtedly contributed to my journey in the field of nursing. I am proud to be an alumna of a college that continues to make strides in providing excellent education and fostering a community of success.”


This feature appeared in the 2024 Anoka-Ramsey Community Newsletter. View a full PDF version of this story and additional pieces

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