I am originally from New York City and am a third year graduate student in the department. I received my BA in Sociology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Hunter College in 2009. My main areas of interest are in health disparities research and the social determinants of health. Specifically, my research focuses on the health of racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities. My master's project examines how structural factors drive HIV-risk behavior among Black and Latino young men who have sex with men and, to a lesser extent, young transwomen. In my free time, I like to workout and play volleyball, dance (like no one is watching), travel, and eat good food.