I’m a community-centered researcher and public health consultant.
I’ve designed, coordinated, and led project management and research for the Sarrounia Public Health Trust, the Spanish National Research Council, the Na-Bolom Medical Lacandon Fund, and for a National Institute of Health-National Institute of Drug Abuse study.
My work focuses on understanding the everyday social aspects of science, medicine, technology through project management and community-centered research, training and education, global relations and communications, and building research capacity and social awareness.
My experience spans the U.S., Spain, Morocco, Mexico, as well as South Africa, where I coordinate a network of professionals, researchers, and students across Southern African working on decolonized and feminist approaches to science, tech, and medicine.
I’m currently a research fellow at the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Previously, I was working at UC San Francisco in the School of Medicine. I completed my PhD in Medical Anthropology with a specialization in Science and Technology Studies at Berkeley, and did my bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Spanish at UC Los Angeles.