Former investigator, now Public Health professional and current PhD student. I’m a world traveler, advocate for human rights, health, and education. I grew up in the Midwest and now living in the beautiful Denver, CO. My background is in criminal justice, and since leaving the corporate world in my mid-twenties, I’ve attended NYU, completed a MPH at Brown, and moved to Colorado for a PhD in Behavioral Social Science. My research is with vocational skills training for refugees in camp settings. I’m passionate about cultural understanding and improving quality of life for populations in developing countries. I am a poet on the side, hiker, dancer, skier, and flautist amongst many other things!