UIRC Board Member
Adriele Fugal was born and raised in Brazil and moved to the U.S. in 2008. She holds a BS in Community Health with emphasis in Health Education from Utah Valley University, a MS in Public Health and graduate certificate in Women’s Health from the University of Utah. She currently serves as a Health Equity Coordinator/Communicator at Utah County Health Department, where she works directly with underserved and underrepresented communities addressing health inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adriele was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at age 15. After getting married, Adriele struggled with infertility for almost 6 years. After many frustrated attempts to get pregnant, Adriele finally was able to give birth to boy and girl twins and later a healthy girl, but after conceiving, after which, Adriele dealt with postpartum depression. Because of her personal infertility struggles, Adriele has dedicated her education to learning more about PCOS
and postpartum depression in women.
In her spare time, Adriele enjoys cooking, camping, gardening, photographing nature, reading, playing board games, and spending time with her amazing husband and three kids.