My upbringing as a first-generation, low-income child of Honduran immigrants, raised by a gritty, resilient, and loving New York neighborhood of Black and Latine/x residents, has shaped my values to be grounded in justice, resourcefulness, and community. Armored with the unfaltering faith and spirit of my family and the community that raised me, I went on to pursue higher education as first in my family to go to college. I went to undergrad at Columbia University, majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. I received my Master's in Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. I graduated from UCSF School of Medicine, as part of the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US). With all this schooling, I popped out as an OBGYN resident passionate about intimate partner violence prevention and sexual and reproductive justice for youth. My journey in medicine and public health is nested in storytelling as well as transformative, healing-centered solutions that envision a more just, equitable healthcare. My heart lies within the communities buried beneath the hyper-intellectualized "social determinants of health" and "health inequity" conversations. My fight is for their joy, rest, and whole well-being, which I hope to honor in my own residency training. That said, my joy is in salsa and bachata dancing (maybe some future dabbling in kizomba), co-creating with loved ones (art, food, stories, music, etc), working out (I use to powerlift in college!), and my moka pot!