What I do
I have worked with CHHR as a Research Assistant since June of 2020. Before that, I worked as field staff/an MSW intern. I have been involved with various projects including the Tri-Cities assessments, Beloved Community Village evaluation, Traumatic Brain Injury and Homelessness study, Safe Parking evaluation, and now the Denver Basic Income Project study.
I learned about and started working with CHHR (at the time the “Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness”) as field staff in 2019 while I earned my Masters of Social Work from CSU. I brought a background in patient advocacy, case management, program management, research assisting, and prevention work to my role at CHHR. I maintain moderate fluency which I use for translation and conducting focus groups and interviews in Spanish. I am drawn to working with and on behalf of populations that experience stigma and marginalization. Practicing research and evaluation with a lens of social justice and equity is very important to me.