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Meet Our Newest Staff Member
1) Tell me a bit about your work before you joined the PRCHN. Where did you work and what did you do?
Before my current position at the PRCHN, I was working as a graduate research assistant at the PRCHN. In this position, I was given the opportunity to work on different projects including DASH, YRBS, and tobacco research. I was also a graduate research assistant at the Center for Clinical Investigations at CWRU where I worked on a project about Neighborhood Ecologies and Child Maltreatment.

2) Tell me about your education. Where and what did you study? Is your work here radically different than what you studied in college? In other words, has your career path made any unusual changes?
I earned my B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 2007 in Anthropology with a minor in Spanish. I graduated in 2010 with my M.A. in Medical Anthropology from CWRU. I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology at CWRU. My new position at the PRCHN fits into my interests of working with schools to improve health and working with interdisciplinary teams in an applied setting.

3) What aspects of your new position are most intriguing to you? What are you looking forward to?
I am very excited to conduct research as well as develop relationships with local schools and city and county stakeholders.

4) What are some of your interests outside of work?
Outside of working, I enjoy exploring the different parks in the area with my family. I also like to cook and try new restaurants when I have the opportunity.

5) Where did you grow up and where have you settled in Cleveland?
I grew up in Cincinnati and moved to Cleveland in 2008. I have been living in the Tremont neighborhood for the last two years.

6) Is there anything else that you'd like to share with the PRCHN and its stakeholders?
I am very excited to expand my role at the PRCHN and contribute to the exciting research that is being conducted.
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