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I am currently the product manager for myRESEARCHhome, a CTSA funded portal for the Duke University research community. My work involves understanding the needs of researchers across the university through focus groups and outreach, recognizing opportunities and identifying themes across needs, and then designing and implementing technological solutions and business process change that results in meaningful improvement.

Prior to this work, I was a Research Program Leader in Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine. I specialized in research involving critically ill patients and their family members that focused on improved, shared decision making while in the ICU and increased psychological support during post-discharge recovery. 

I have a Master in Divinity (MDiv) degree from Duke Divinity School where my research specialized in Gender, Sexuality, and Theology; Critical Race Theory and Christianity; and homiletics and the concept of preaching truth to power. I am a licensed Lay Preacher in the Episcopal Church.

As a descendent of Mexican immigrants, I am very interested in immigration policies and responses, particularly in the Sanctuary Movement in the United States. I actively participate in local Sanctuary efforts.

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