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I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. My research broadly focuses on education policy and social policy, with an interest in understanding how, structurally, education and social policies serve as social determinants of health and how we can design more equitable and democratic policies to achieve education and health equity and reduce inequality. I also participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs as a Health Policy Research Scholar (Cohort 6), learning to build a culture of health and being an APPAM Equity and Inclusion Student Fellow. Feel free to look around to learn more about me, my public and national service, and my research. If you’d like to connect, please reach out: I’d love to hear from you.