I am a cultural and applied anthropologist focusing on community-based solutions to inequities experienced by structurally vulnerable populations. Fluent in Spanish, I have previously conducted ethnographic research with impoverished, progressive Catholic communities organizing around social justice issues in Nicaragua. I am an Associate Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, where I have supported community-based research and evaluation since 2011. I currently undertake qualitative, longitudinal, and mixed-method research on the implementation of interventions in collaboration with such diverse communities as rural, LGBTQ+, Native American, and Latinx in multiple western and southwestern states. I have focused on cultural education throughout my career, including as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, where I served as a community health educator from 2004 to 2006. I received my doctoral degree in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 2018. My work is guided by the knowledge that there are myriad pathways to wellbeing and a limitless potential of human life.