I am a recently Returned Peace Corps Volunteer where I served as an English Literacy Facilitator in the Kingdom of Tonga. There, I gained invaluable experience working alongside my community and counterparts through projects such as student-centered learning initiatives within the classroom, grant writing for better access to technology, establishing a school library, as well as promoting girl’s empowerment and opportunities for fitness and healthy living. Throughout my service, my favorite experiences were always connecting with individuals in the community – exchanging stories, cultures, traditions, and laughter. Additionally, I am a graduate of Connecticut College where I earned a B.A. in Psychology and an Elementary Education certification. I am excited to have the opportunity to apply my love of education, psychology, and research through my work at CISCRP. As a Research Associate, I enjoy working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to help amplify the patient voice within clinical research trials.