Social and Structural Vulnerabilities RA
Natasha joins the Social and Structural Vulnerabilities Program with several years of experience in community-based and capacity-building research. Prior to this role, she worked as the regional coordinator for a national HIV/AIDS research centre, focusing on projects related to social issues experienced by people living with HIV. In 2018, she completed a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of Calgary. During her graduate education, Natasha gained experience in global health research in rural Nicaragua, where she collaborated with community-health workers on her thesis project. She also completed a graduate internship with a capacity-building maternal and child health program in Tanzania. These experiences solidified her belief that collaborative, community-based research has the power to create relevant solutions for complex social problems.