My experience as a community organizer and policy analyst in the reproductive justice field inspired me to become a social work researcher, educator, and advocate. My research focuses on improving family planning access, education, and outcomes among youth. Young people face a lot of big challenges, but my work with and alongside youth is fueled by their resilience, creativity, and unique capacities to transcend their lived experiences and circumstances. I love working on projects that do not actually feel like research, and especially ones that ignite youth-led social change through art, prototyping, and storytelling. When I’m not doing this, I love swimming, watching NCAA hoops, and playing trivia with my family.