about

I’m a community-centered researcher and health consultant.

I’ve designed, coordinated, and led research projects 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 intersection of health, wellbeing, and culture through ethnography and qualitative research.

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.

Most recently, I was 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.