Marielva Banks, PA is a same day provider at our health center at California Avenue. After earning her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies at Emory University, she worked in urgent care for almost five years. As a first-generation Mexican American who grew up on the southside of Chicago, Marielva wanted to give back to the community and decided to join Esperanza because her personal and professional values align with Esperanza’s mission to provide quality healthcare to those in underserved areas. Marielva is passionate about empowering others, providing hope, and encouraging all her patients to advocate for themselves. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three active toddler boys, practicing yoga, traveling, and assembling puzzles.