I am a 4th year sociology major at the University of
California at Berkeley, and a research associate at UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. My current research is concerned with understanding the construction and effectiveness of social marketing campaigns targeting African American men 18-44 in Alameda County California. My academic goals include obtaining a doctorate degree in behavioral science focusing on urban heath. My professional goals include conducting individual and community-level research and designing interventions aimed at addressing issues relevant to the physical, ental, and social concerns of African American men. Schools of interest include (in no particular order) UNC-Gillings School of Public Health, Columbia University (socio-medical sciences), UCSF (medical sociology), Johns Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Duke University (medical sociology).