I am currently a master student of public health with a concentration in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. I also work as a Student Assistant at the Zilber School of Public Health. Concurrently, I am the social/events coordinator for the Public Health Graduate Student Association.
The areas of research within the realm of public health that I am interested in pursuing as an academic are: Women’s Health, Sexual Violence, Reproductive Health Policy, Cross-Cultural Gender Constructs, Sexuality, Global Health Disparities, Racism and Health, Global environmental justice, Sustainable Development.
I have a B.A. in French Studies from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). My undergraduate studies focused on postcolonial narratives and historical memory. While seemingly unrelated, I find that my academic background is most helpful in providing a critical lens to deconstruct the societal inequities that contribute to health disparities.
In between my undergraduate studies and graduate work, I accumulated experience in public health. I have several years of non-profit work experience as a mental health practitioner. I have worked predominantly with children on the autism spectrum and disadvantaged urban youth.
It is my hope that I will leave my masters work as an agent of change, ready to dismantle disproportionate disparities in health status.