I am a medical anthropologist whose research and teaching examine the intersections between global processes – such as migration, climate change, political unrest, and economic liberalization – and their local impacts on health and mental health. At the UO, I have worked with students and faculty to launch the UO Global Health Initiative, which involves our Global Health Minor and the Center for Global Health. I am also actively involved with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and a proud member of the UO Dreamers Working Group. In the community, I work with the Lane County Refugee Resettlement Coalition and support the work of CentroLatinoamericano in Eugene; both groups work towards the integration of immigrants and refugees in our communities.