I was raised in rural east Texas, I now reside in Albuquerque, NM. I received both my undergraduate (Biological Anthropology) and graduate degrees (Master of Public Health) from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque. Since undergraduate years, I have been passionate about using social science methods in the pursuit of bettering human health. Before joining the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in 2018, I worked as a research assistant in the UNM College of Pharmacy for four years. I have experience working on large R01 projects funded by National Institutes of Health with quantitative and qualitative research methods and have a certificate of advanced training in qualitative analysis methods. My greatest professional strength is my ability to adapt to new software that otherwise infuriates others, and my love of tasks like data entry and completing Institutional Review Board applications. In the future, I hope to hone my project management and administration skills to better support each project I work on.